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The Cities and communities of Warren County, Virginia *
Bentonville, Browntown, Buckton
Front Royal (county seat)
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Information & Facts about Warren County, Virginia
Warren County website
Warren County has a Chairman/Board/Administrator form of government.
1840 - 5,627
1900 - 8,837
1999 - 30,620
2000 - 31,584
2003 - 33,871 (estimate)
2000 - 12,087
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.
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:
Average annual snowfall: 21 inches
Average last freeze:
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:
2000 - 37 years
2000 - $42,422
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.
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
County US GenWeb page
538 Villa Avenue
Front Royal, Virginia
Phone: (540) 635-3153
County Public Schools
School Board Office
111 Criser Rd.
PO Box 445
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Phone: 540 635 2182
Fax: 540 635 1853
Organizations & Groups:
Royal - Warren County Chamber of Commerce
305 East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
& Other Information:
Shenandoah National Park
held in August each year
PO Box 1040
New Market, VA 22844
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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