Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q-9.)
Location. 38° 43.021′ N, 77° 48.466′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of West Shirley Avenue (U.S. 17) and Waterloo Street (Business U.S. 211), on the left when traveling south on West Shirley Avenue. Touch for map. This intersection also includes Frost Avenue (U.S. 211) and Broadview Avenue (U.S. 29 Business). It is in front of Carousel Frozen Treats, the frozen custard stand with the bright pink awning on the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 346 Waterloo St, Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Black Horse Cavalry (here, next to this marker); Executions in the Yard (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Singleton Mosby (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lafayette’s Stepping Stone (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Warrenton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Norris Tavern / The Warren Green (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Warrenton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Leeton Forest (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
More about this marker. This marker was moved here from its original location on Culpeper Street (the current County Route 802) at the southwestern entrance to town on the western road from Culpeper via Jeffersonton. This was a primary Virginia route (State Route 29) that was demoted to a county road the same year the marker was erected.
Also see . . . General History. “According to an early account, ‘Huge wagons and vans come over the mountains from the rich counties of Orange, Culpeper, Rappahannock and Loudoun, loaded with wheat, corn and oats; the housewife sent her poultry and dried fruit; great herds of cattle wended their way to this town...For its size (604 population in 1860), Warrenton was the richest town in the whole South’.” (Submitted on September 1, 2012.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.