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The Cities and communities of Culpeper County, Virginia *

Boston, Brandy Station

Catalpa, Culpeper (county seat)







Racoon Ford, Rapidan, Reva, Richardsville, Rixeyville



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Information & Facts about Culpeper County, Virginia


Official Website for Culpeper County

Culpeper County Courthouse
135 W. Cameron St.
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-727-3438

Board of Supervisors
302 N. Main Street
Culpeper VA 22701
Phone: 540-727-3427
Fax: 540-727-3460
Each elected to a four year term representing a specific district in the county.

County Sheriff's Office
110 West Cameron Street
Culpeper VA 22701
Phone: 540-727-7520
Fax: 540-727-3466


1990 - 27,791
1995 - 30,528 (estimate)
2000 -
2003 - 38,555 (estimate)

Population Density:
2000 - 89.9 persons per square mile

Total Families:
2000 - 9,045

Total Households:
2000 - 12,141


in Virginia's north-central Piedmont Region, just 76 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The Town of Culpeper, the county seat, is 80 miles north of Richmond and 45 miles north of Charlottesville. Culpeper is the only incorporated city in the county.

Routes 15,29 and 522 go through Culpeper

Neighboring Counties:
Northeast - Fauquier County
East - Stafford County
Southeast - Spotsylvania County
South - Orange County
Southwest - Madison County
Northwest - Rappahannock County


Annual Average Temperature: 56 degrees F.
Average Annual High: 65 degrees F.
Average Annual Low: 42 degrees F.
Annual Rainfall: 36 inches
Annual Snowfall: 21 inches

Current weather page for Culpeper County

Other Facts & Figures:

Median Household Income
2000 -

Median Family Income
2000 -

Per Capita Income
2000 - $20,162


Try this history page for Culpeper. Here is a page with an interesting historical timeline for Culpepper. This is an early history page for the county.

The county was chartered in 1749. It was named for Lord Thomas Culpeper who was the Colonial Governor of Virginia from 1680 to 1683. The county seat, Culpeper was first known as Fairfax after namesake's grandson, Lord Fairfax the sixth. It is said that George Washington, as a young 17 year old surveyor, was hired to survey and plot the town and county of Culpeper. He called the area a "high and pleasant situation."

The Culpeper Minutemen were active during the Revolutionary War with their flag of a rattlesnake and the words, Liberty or Death - Don't Tread on Me.

Learn more about Culpeper and its role in the Civil War
Important Civil War battles were fought in Culpeper County at Cedar Mountain, Kelly's Ford and Brandy Station and within the town of Culpeper Courthouse, now called the Town of Culpeper

When the Civil War was over, the area became a marketing center with the railroad playing a major part in the development. In the mid 1900's, a bypasssent the growth away from downtown, but by 1987, the town of Culpeper had been designated a Virginia Main Street Community with a re-vitalized downtown and many historic buildings restored.


Total land area: 381 square miles
Total water area: 1 square mile
Total area: 382 square miles

Latitude: 38.473
Longitude: 77.997

Elevation: 430 feet above sea level (at county seat)


Culpeper County US GenWeb Project page

The Political Graveyard for Culpeper County


Culpeper County Library
271 Southgate Shopping Center
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-825-8691
Fax: 540-825-7486


Culpeper Public Schools
450 Radio Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540 - 825 - 3677


Culpeper Economic Development
308 N Main Street
Culpeper VA 22701
Phone: 540-727-3410
Fax: 540-727-3448
Toll-free: 800-793-0631

Organizations & Groups:

Culpeper County Chamber of Commerce
109 S. Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-825-8628
Toll-free: 888-CULPEPER
Fax: 540-825-1449

Culpeper County Fire and Rescue Association

Culpeper Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1326
Culpeper, VA 22701

Culpeper Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 785
Culpeper, VA 22701

Attractions & Other Information:

Culpeper Department of Tourism
109 S. Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-825-8628
Toll-free: 888-CULPEPER
Fax: 540-825-1449

Culpeper Citizen - weekly newspaper

Museum of Culpeper History
803 S. Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 829-1749
Open year round Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
closed all major holidays

Culpeper Regional Airport
12517 Beverly Ford Road
Culpeper VA 22701
Phone: 540-825-8280
Fax: 540-829-2024

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