Stay in the know! Sign up to get Fauquier County news updates delivered to your inbox.
Advertise on Fauquier Now!
Do you agree with the judge’s decision to close court proceedings in the Levi Norwood double murder case? Vote!
Free classifieds! Members can also post calendar events, news, opinions and more ... all for free! Register now!
Login · Forgot Your Password?
January 24, 2020

Historian will discuss huge 1909 fire in Warrenton

The fire destroyed 26 buildings and gutted Carter Hall (right), which today houses the Walker Jones law firm at 31 Winchester St.
The Fauquier Historical Society will host its annual meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at the PATH Foundation in Warrenton.

Local historian John Toler will make a presentation on the devastating 1909 fire that destroyed almost half the buildings in Warrenton, leaving 14 families homeless.

The fire started in a downtown Warrenton stable around 8 p.m. Nov. 22, 1909.

“A corps of dynamiters” set off explosions to take down buildings and stop the fire’s spread, according to a Baltimore Sun account.

But, the blaze destroyed 26 buildings on the west side of Warrenton.

Co-author of books on Fauquier County and Warrenton history, Mr. Toler also has published numerous newspaper and magazine articles on Fauquier, Prince William and Loudoun County history.

Open to all, the annual meeting will cover the historical society’s accomplishments and programs in 2019 and its goals for 2020.

The free event will take place on the second floor at 321 Walker Drive. Light refreshments will be served.

Member comments
To comment, please log in or register.
Facebook comments
Enter your email address above to begin receiving
news updates from via email.
Wednesday, February 26
Newspaper’s motion argues judge erred in closing Levi Norwood’s hearing Monday, asks for transcript
Wednesday, February 26
Weekend entertainment options include unicycle show at Vint Hill and 2nd Hand Band at Gloria’s
Wednesday, February 26
Veteran planning commissioner supports infill development, “cautious” about expanding town boundaries
More Fauquier news
© Copyright 2011-2018

50 Culpeper Street, Suite 3
Warrenton, Virginia 20187
Crime Log
Add Your News
The Big Picture
Ellen’s Kitchen
and Garden

Real Estate
For Sale
Legal Notices
Post an Ad
Terms of Service