Fauquier County was named for Francis Fauquier, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1758 to 1768. It was formed in 1759 from Prince William County. The county seat is Warrenton. United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall was born in this county. Col. John Singleton Mosby and his 43d Battalion Partisan Rangers were active here during the Civil War.
Geographic Location: Fauquier County
Physical Description of Location: Happy Creek, VA 22642. Located on John Marshall Hwy (Rt. 55), 1.2 miles west of the junction of John Marshall Hwy (Rt. 55) and Tuckers Lane. Marker is on the right when traveling west on John Marshall Hwy (Rt. 55).
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