250 Years in Fauquier County : A Virginia Story

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Virginia Pr
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Beginning with the early interactions between Native Americans and European explorers and settlers, this history traces three and a half centuries of change in Fauquier County, Virginia. Commissioned by the Fauquier Historical Society to commemorate the county's 250th anniversary, this engrossing narrative tells the story of the men and women, black and white, who built the region's farms, plantations, schools, and churches.Individual biographies are interwoven with a social, political, and military history of the American Revolution and Civil War, allowing crucial events in the county's history to come alive. This book also explores Fauquier's depressed economy after the Civil War and shows how the area's location and natural beauty drew wealthy outsiders to purchase estates in the early part of the twentieth century. After midcentury, the enormous expansion of the Washington suburbs ignited a heated and ongoing debate over the county's position on growth and development.Related here is the fascinating story of a historically significant county. The volume has more than two hundred illustrations, some displaying the county's stunning beauty, which enhance the book throughout.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
"The Beauty of These Parts" Pre-history to 1720p. 6
Captain John Smith and the Manahoacs
John Lederer's Three Expeditions
The Northern Neck Proprietary
The Iroquois
The Treaty of Albany (1684)
Fauquier's First Town: Brent Town
Fauquier's Second Town: Elk Run
Elk Run Anglican Church: Uncovering the Past
Fauquier's Third Town: Germantown
From Back Country to New County 1721-1759p. 17
Life in the Back Country
Warrenton: County Seat, Courthouse Town
Robert "King" Carter
Establishment of a New County
Lt. Gov. Francis Fauquier (1703-1768)
War and Revolution 1760-1814p. 28
Fauquier's First Militia
The Culpeper Minute Men
John Marshall: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
The Religious Revolution
Early Churches of Fauquier County
Fauquier County in the War of 1812
Settlement and Westward Migration 1815-1860p. 47
Fauquier's "Free State"
Notable Accomplishments by Fauquier Natives
Rest for the Weary: Fauquier's Early Ordinariesp. 47
Other Political and Military Leaders from Fauquier
Transportation, Industry and Slavery in the 19th Centuryp. 55
The Fauquier-Alexandria Turnpike Company
The Rappahannock Canal
Arrival of the Iron Horse
Early Mills of Fauquier County
Gold Mining: Birth and Death of an Industry in Fauquier County
'Everything from Brown Sugar to Silk'-Ullman's Department Store
Height of Fashion: Fauquier White Sulphur Springs
Slavery in Fauquier
The Free Blacks of Fauquier County
'The Debatable Land' 1861-1865p. 76
Virginia Secedes
A Main Battleground: Virginia
Jackson at Piedmont Station
John Quincy Marr and the 'Fairfax Court House Affair'
War Comes to Fauquier
Actions Before Second Manassas
Battle of Thoroughfare Gap
Mosby's Rangers
Battle of Upperville
Auburn: War Returns to Fauquier
The 'Buckland Races'
Battle of Rappahannock Station
Privation, Suffering Continue
The Burning Raid: November 1864
After Appomattox
Photo Galleyp. 103
Quieter Times in Fauquier 1866-1910p. 119
Adjusting to New Realities
Politics: The Rise of the Democratic Party
Recalling the 'Lost Cause'
The Post-War Career of John Singleton Mosby
'Flush Times' in Fauquier
Bethel Military Academy
Other Private Schools in Fauquier
South Warrenton: An Idea Before Its Time
Farming, Commercial Operations Grow
Early Educational Facilities in Fauquier County
Upperville Colt & Horse Show
A Visit of Presidential Proportions
Getting Around at the Turn of the Century
Warrenton's Great Fire of 1909
War, Depression and the Seeds of Change 1911-1951p. 144
Fauquier During the 'Great War'
On the Home Front
Fauquier's Red Cross Responds
The 'Great War' is Won
Fauquier County Goes Back to Work
The Beginnings of 'Horse Country'
An Interesting Interlude in Warrenton
The Great Depression
Tar and Feathers
Fauquier County in World War II
All Gave Some...Some Gave All
County Civilians Do Their Part
Vint Hill Farms Station
All Quiet on the Home Front
The Korean War
Into the 21st Century 1952-2009p. 178
How're Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm After They've Seen Paree?
Separate But Equal
Pomp and Circumstance: Fauquier's 1959 Bicentennial
"Oink, Oink...," says The Washington Post
Fauquier at a Crossroads
North Wales Transformed
The Warren Green Building
Old Town Warrenton Resurrected
The Mouse That Roared
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Cold War, Vietnam, the War on Terror: The Tradition Continues
Lafayette Returns
Appendixp. 205
A Walking Tour of Warrenton
Towns and Villages of Fauquier County
Early Churches in Fauquier County
Early Schools in Fauquier County
National Register of Historic Sites, Fauquier County
In Appreciationp. 215
List of Illustrations, Sources and Creditsp. 217
Indexp. 223
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