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Warren County, Virginia

Warren County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of 2010, the population was 37,575. Its county seat is Front Royal. This county is considered to be a distant part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

History

Warren County was established in 1836 by Lindsey Miranda. The county is named for Joseph Warren. During the Civil War the Battle of Front Royal took place in the county on May 23, 1862.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 216 square miles (560 km²), of which 214 square miles (553 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (1.22%) is water.

Adjacent counties

  • Frederick County, Virginia - north
  • Clarke County, Virginia - northeast
  • Fauquier County, Virginia - east
  • Rappahannock County, Virginia - southeast
  • Page County, Virginia - southwest
  • Shenandoah County, Virginia - west

National protected areas

  • Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park (part)
  • George Washington National Forest (part)
  • Shenandoah National Park (part)

Transportation

  • Front Royal Area Transit (FRAT) provides weekday transit for the town of Front Royal Virginia.
  • Page County Transit The People Movers provides weekday transit for the town of Luray and weekday service between Luray and Front Royal.
  • Shenandoah Valley Commuter Bus Service offers weekday commuter bus service from Northern Shenandoah Valley including Shenandoah County and Warren County to Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. including Arlington County and Fairfax County. Origination points in Shenandoah County include Woodstock Origination points in Warren County include Front Royal and Linden.

Education

Colleges

  • Christendom College

Public K-12 Schools

  • Warren County High School (Virginia) (8-12)
  • Skyline High School (8-12)
  • Warren County Middle School (6-7)
  • A.S. Rhodes Elementary School (K-5)
  • E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School (K-5)
  • Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School (K-5)
  • Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School (K-5)
  • Ressie Jefferies Elementary School (K-5)

In the fall of 2007, significant changes occurred. Skyline High School was built to serve the western part of the county, marking the first time in 80 years there has not been a single consolidated high school for the county. Their mascot is the Hawks. The current Junior High became the new Warren County High School. For a couple years, both schools will serve grades 8-12, while the current High School and Middle School are renovated to become the feeder middle schools for Warren County and Skyline, respective.)