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December 22, 2017

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: County’s historic places list

Built in 1915, the former railroad depot in The Plains contributes to the town’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places. In the hands of a foundation for several decades, the depot houses artists’ studios, small businesses and organizations.

Fauquier buildings, sites and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The county ties the City of Charlottesville at fifth among 132 Virginia localities with listings on the register.

Richmond, of course, has the most with 217, followed by the counties of Albemarle at 98, Loudoun at 91 and the Arlington at 68.

Virginia has 3,033 listings on the national register. Fauquier’s listings cover the county, ranging from the Sumerduck Historic District in the south to the Paris Historic District in the north.

Click here for the Fauquier list.


Average minutes that a patient waited in Fauquier Hospital’s emergency department before seeing a healthcare professional in 2016, according to

About 20,000 patients a year go to the Warrenton hospital for emergency treatment. Across Virginia and the nation, the ER wait time averaged 22 minutes at other hospitals with similar patient volume.


Homeless people, including 72 children, that Fauquier Family Shelter Services had helped this year through Dec. 19, according to Executive Director Danielle Ellis.

That total includes 27 single women and 23 single men.

In 2016, the Warrenton shelter served 267 people, including 118 children, 37 single men and 28 single women.

Residents typically may stay at the Keith Street shelter a maximum 90 days to get back on their feet. Families and individuals pay $5 per week to help cover the cost meals and other essentials.

Residents perform routine chores and receive instruction on nutrition, job interviewing, debt-reduction and budgeting. As needed, students get tutoring.

The shelter has 13 rooms — 10 for families, one for single men, one for single women and one for handicapped individuals.


Value of “Holiday Magic” grants the PATH Foundation gave to 17 nonprofit organizations — about half of them based in Fauquier.

Intended to provide such groups “a helping hand with their holiday efforts,” the grants ranged for $500 to $2,000 each.

The Fauquier recipients include:

• Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier, $2,000 for holiday party “goodies” for children at the club.

• Fauquier FISH, $2,000 to add fresh fruit to the more than 500 food baskets it will provide needy families.

• Warrenton Salvation Army, $1,500 for gifts on its Angel Tree.

• Warrenton Wood Ministry, $500 to buy wood donated to people who use wood for home heating.

1 million

The approximate number of letters and flat envelopes Warrenton mail carriers delivered between Nov. 1 and Dec. 14.

Warrenton carriers also delivered more than 136,000 packages during that period.

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