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The Cities and communities of Warren County, Virginia *


Bentonville, Browntown, Buckton


Front Royal (county seat)

Limeton, Linden



Reliance, Riverton


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Information & Facts about Warren County, Virginia


Warren County website

County Offices
P.O. Box 908
Phone: 540-636-4600

Warren County has a Chairman/Board/Administrator form of government.


1840 - 5,627
1900 -
1999 - 30,620
2000 - 31,584
2003 - 33,871 (estimate)

2000 - 12,087

Population Density:
2000 - 148 persons per square mile


The county is in the Shenandoah Valley in northwestern Virginia. It is about 70 miles to Washington, D.C., 110 miles to Baltimore, MD and 135 miles to Richmond, the state capital.

Neighboring areas include:
North - Frederick and Clarke Counties
East - Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties
South - Page County
West - Shenandoah County

This location page has a map and directions on it. Try this map page for the county.


The area has no very severe weather. The winters are short and fairly mild, while the summers are usually warm, humid.

Average winter temperature
daytime - 40's
nighttime lows - 20's

Average summer temperature
daytime - 80's
nighttime lows - 60's

Average annual precipitation: 40 inches
Average annual snowfall: 21 inches

Average last freeze: April 26
Average first freeze: October 13
Average growing season: about 170 days

Mid-winter temperatures average 35 degrees. Spring temperatures average in the 60s, as they do in the Fall. Summer temperatures average 76 degrees, providing the perfect climate for the many outdoor activities typical of the area. The lack of foliage in the Winter months offers spectacular views not visible any other time of the year. A variety of buds and blossoms can be enjoyed in the Spring. The spectacular foliage in the Fall provides colors unmatched anywhere.

Other Facts & Figures:

Average age:
2000 - 37 years

Median Household Income:
2000 -

Median Family Income:
2000 - $50,487

Per capita Income:
2000 - $19,841


The county was named for Joseph Warren, who was killed at Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. He is the patriot who sent Paul Revere on his famous ride.

The county was first settled around 1730, but frontiersmen and explorers had arrived in the early 1600's. With the confluence of the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River here, the area quickly became a center for the shipping of goods and agricultural products. The town of Front Royal was created in 1788 at this port area. The county began to flourish and was finally formed in 1836 from parts of both Frederick and Shenandoah Counties. Front Royal was chosen as the first county seat and has remained such to this day. The county played an important role during the Civil War as a transportation corridor as well as a supplier of many of the foodstuffs needed by the troops. The Battle of Front Royal was a large conflict here on 23 May 1862 as part of General Stonewall Jackson'' Valley Campaign. It was a major defeat for the Union army here. After the war, major re-building had to occur, but many new residents came to the area and helped in the effort. As the 20th century came upon the area, more business also arrived. The economy began to build with both manufacturing businesses and tourism become prominent. Visitors came for local attractions such as Shenandoah National Park, the Skyline Drive, the Shenandoah River and the Skyline Caverns.

This page tells about the history of the county


Total land area: 216 square miles
Total water area: 2 square miles
Total area: 218 square miles
Town of Front Royal: 9.1 square miles
Rest of County: 209.9 square miles

Front Royal borders the Shenandoah River in the north-western corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains on the east and the Massanutten Mountains on the west. Elevations in the area range from 566 feet in downtown to over 3,300 feet in the surrounding mountains.


Cemeteries of Warren County

Warren County US GenWeb page


Samuels Public Library
538 Villa Avenue
Front Royal, Virginia
Phone: (540) 635-3153


Warren County Public Schools
School Board Office
111 Criser Rd.
Phone: 540-635-2171


Economic Development Authority
PO Box 445
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Phone: 540 635 2182
Fax: 540 635 1853

Organizations & Groups:

Front Royal - Warren County Chamber of Commerce
305 East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: 540-635-3185

Attractions & Other Information:

Shenandoah National Park

Warren County Fair
held in August each year

Shenandoah Travel Association
PO Box 1040
New Market, VA 22844
Toll-free: 800-VISITSV

Skyline Caverns
Toll-free: 800-296-4545
Always 54 degrees underground!
These impressive caverns were discovered in 1937
located at the entrace to Shenandoah National Park

Lots of good information on Front Royal and the area

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