Marshall, Virginia

Marshall is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated town in northwestern Fauquier County, Virginia, in the United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 1,480.[1]

Marshall, Virginia
Main Street in Marshall
Main Street in Marshall
Marshall is located in Northern Virginia
Location within Fauquier county
Marshall is located in Virginia
Marshall (Virginia)
Marshall is located in the United States
Marshall (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°51′53″N 77°51′28″W / 38.86472°N 77.85778°WCoordinates: 38°51′53″N 77°51′28″W / 38.86472°N 77.85778°W
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.89 sq mi (7.49 km2)
 • Land2.88 sq mi (7.47 km2)
 • Water0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
685 ft (209 m)
 • Total1,480
 • Density513/sq mi (198.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code51-49656
GNIS feature ID1495902


Marshall was originally known as "Salem". It became Marshall after a short-lived incorporation. It is named after John Marshall, the former United States Supreme Court Chief Justice who grew up at Oak Hill in nearby Delaplane.

Marshall is home to the Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation, as well as the Number 18 School in Marshall, which was the last one-room school in Fauquier County. Originally a whites-only schoolhouse, it was a blacks-only schoolhouse until it closed in the 1960s as a result of desegregation. It has been restored, and school groups often visit.

Marshall is also home to the oldest continually operating Ford automobile dealership in the United States; it has been in the same building since 1915.

The Ashville Historic District, Marshall Historic District, Morgantown Historic District, Number 18 School in Marshall, and Waveland are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


Marshall is centered along State Route 55 between two exits on Interstate 66. Via I-66 it is 50 miles (80 km) east to Washington, D.C., and 20 miles (32 km) west to Front Royal, Virginia. U.S. Route 17 runs south from Marshall 12 miles (19 km) to Warrenton, the Fauquier County seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Marshall CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.23%, is water.[1] The community sits on a low watershed divide: the north and west sides of town drain north toward Goose Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, while the south side drains south via Carter Run to the Rappahannock River.

Although Marshall has historically been an agricultural community, its designation as one of nine service districts within Fauquier County,[3] and the only one in northern Fauquier County, has resulted in a unique set of business and professional service offerings to the mostly equestrian and agricultural interests in the surrounding region.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Marshall CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Fauquier County service districts Archived 2007-10-24 at the Wayback Machine

External links

Adventure in Washington

Adventure in Washington is a 1941 American drama film directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Herbert Marshall, Virginia Bruce and Gene Reynolds, about an unlikely U.S. Senate page boy whose misadventures in Washington, D.C., cause a Congressional scandal.

Based on a story by Jeanne Spencer and Albert Benham, the film was originally conceived in 1940 as a sequel to Columbia Pictures' hit film of the previous year set in the United States Senate, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, with Mickey Rooney in mind for the part of a juvenile delinquent who becomes a Senate page.Gene Reynolds eventually got the role of the page when filming began in 1941. Virginia Bruce plays a female radio reporter covering the Capitol Hill beat, who fights for acceptance as a legitimate journalist in a male-dominated arena. Herbert Marshall's character as a prominent Senator eventually comes to appreciate her insights into human nature as well as her skill and they become close friends.

The film's sets designed by art director Lionel Banks were acclaimed for their attention to detail. It was released in Britain under the alternative title of Female Correspondent.

Ashville Historic District

Ashville Historic District may refer to:

Ashville Historic District (Ashville, Alabama), listed on the NRHP in Alabama

Ashville Historic District (Marshall, Virginia), listed on the NRHP in Virginia

Ashville Historic District (Marshall, Virginia)

Ashville Historic District is a national historic district located near Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia. It encompasses 16 contributing buildings and 1 contributing site in the Reconstruction-era African-American rural village of Ashville. The district contains nine properties, including the Gothic Revival style Ashville Baptist Church (1899), Ashville School (1910s), Ashville Community Cemetery, and a concentration of historic dwellings and related outbuildings.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Bob Marshall (Virginia politician)

Robert Gerald Marshall (born May 3, 1944) is an American businessman, author and politician, who was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates who represented the 13th District. His district included portions of Prince William and Loudoun counties. He is known for his failed "bathroom bill" proposal, which would have forced people to use restrooms that correspond with the gender on their original birth certificates. In the November 7, 2017, general election, Marshall was defeated by nine percentage points by Democrat Danica Roem, the first openly transgender candidate elected to a state legislature in the United States.In 2008, Marshall ran for the United States Senate seat being vacated by John Warner. On May 31, 2008, Marshall finished second to Jim Gilmore by 66 votes out of over 10,000 cast at the Republican convention. In January 2012, Marshall announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb. He lost in the Republican June primary to George Allen, winning only 7 percent of the vote.

Charles S. Whitehouse

Charles Sheldon Whitehouse (November 5, 1921 – June 25, 2001) was an American career diplomat. He was United States Ambassador to Laos and the United States Ambassador to Thailand.

Harvey Russell

Harvey Holmes Russell (January 10, 1887 – January 8, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. Russell played for the Baltimore Terrapins in 1914 and 1915. He batted left and threw right-handed.

He was born in Marshall, Virginia and died in Alexandria, Virginia.

Joe Dombrowski

Joseph Lloyd "Joe" Dombrowski (born May 12, 1991) is an American professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Education First Pro Cycling. A professional since 2011, Dombrowski has also competed for Bontrager–Livestrong and Team Sky.

Marshall Historic District (Marshall, Virginia)

Marshall Historic District is a national historic district located at Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia. It encompasses 314 contributing buildings and 3 contributing sites in the rural village of Marshall. The district represents a collection of historic buildings with a wide range of building types and architectural styles that date from the end of the 18th century to the mid-20th century. Notable buildings include the Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation building (c. 1771), hosteller's house for Rector's Ordinary (c. 1800), a store and Confederate post office (c. 1805), the Elgin House (c. 1820, 1892), former Marshall Pharmacy (c. 1830), the Foley Building (c. 1830), the Gothic Revival style Trinity Episcopal Church (1849), Salem Baptist Church (1929), Marshall United Methodist Church (1899), and the Marshall Ford Company (1916), reputed to be the oldest building built as a Ford dealership in the United States that is still functioning as such.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Morgantown Historic District (Marshall, Virginia)

Morgantown Historic District is a national historic district located near Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia. It encompasses 7 contributing buildings and 2 contributing sites in the Reconstruction-era African-American rural village of Morgantown. The district contains four dwellings, the Mount Nebo Baptist Church (1902), an abandoned Morgantown School (c. 1891), a meat house, the ruins of an outbuilding, and a cemetery.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Phil Graham

Philip Leslie Graham (July 18, 1915 – August 3, 1963) was an American newspaperman. He served as publisher and later co-owner of The Washington Post and its parent company, The Washington Post Company. During his years with the Post Company, Graham helped The Washington Post grow from a struggling local paper to a national publication and the Post Company expand to own other newspapers as well as radio and television stations. He was married to Katharine Graham, a daughter of Eugene Meyer, the previous owner of The Washington Post. Phil Graham, who had bipolar disorder, died by suicide in 1963, after which Katharine took over as de facto publisher, making her the first woman in charge of a major American newspaper.

Richard Henry Carter

Richard Henry Carter (April 21, 1817 – April 17, 1880) was a Virginia planter and politician, and a Confederate officer during the American Civil War.

Born to planter Edward Carter (1788-1845) and his wife Frances Toy Carter (1798-1864) at Meadow Grove near Marshall in Fauquier County, Richard had several brothers and sisters. He married Mary Welby DeButts (1819-1885) and they had eleven children, many of whom died in childhood.Carter served as Fauquier County's delegate in the Virginia General Assembly from 1853 until 1856 (winning re-election once).After Virginia declared its secession, Carter recruited the 8th Virginia Infantry and was commissioned captain of its Company B. He served throughout the war, was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg and mustered out at Appomattox Court House with the rank of Major. His brothers Winston Fitzhugh Carter and William Fitzhugh Carter also became Confederate officers (Winston dying in 1862), as did his son Edward C. Carter (1843-1928).Carter died in Panama on April 17, 1880. His corpse was returned for burial in Fauquier County.

Special routes of U.S. Route 17

A total of at least twenty-three special routes of U.S. Route 17 have existed.

Thomas Marshall (Virginia politician, born 1730)

Thomas Marshall (Washington parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia, 2 April 1730 – Mason County, Kentucky, 22 June 1802) was a United States soldier and politician, best known as the father of Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Marshall.

Thomas Marshall (Virginia politician, born 1784)

Thomas Marshall (July 21, 1784 – June 29, 1835) was a Virginia lawyer, planter and politician. He lived at Oak Hill plantation and represented Fauquier County in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1830 until his death in 1835.

W. Selden Washington

Wilson Selden Washington (September 13, 1889 – July 21, 1953) was a realtor and Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Wade Hampton Frost

Wade Hampton Frost (March 3, 1880 – May 1, 1938) was born in Marshall, Virginia. He was the son of a country doctor. Before college, he was first homeschooled by his mother, and then spent the final two years in boarding school. He received his B.A. in 1901 and his M.D. in 1903, both from the University of Virginia.

He was the first resident lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and was later professor of epidemiology. Frost served as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology from 1919 until 1938 and served as Dean of the School from 1931 until 1934. His work included studies of the epidemiology of poliomyelitis, influenza, diphtheria, and tuberculosis. In 1906, Frost assisted in the first successful arrest of a yellow fever epidemic in the United States. He also helped field investigations regarding typhoid outbreaks and water pollution by applying his knowledge of microbiology laboratory techniques. Frost's personal life is rarely touched on, but one of the presumed reasons that he focused on tuberculosis was because he was diagnosed with incipient pulmonary tuberculosis when he was in his thirties. He had to spend several months in a sanatorium when diagnosed. He is considered the father of modern epidemiology. Frost's bibliography consists of 57 scientific publications.

Wakefield School

Wakefield School is an independent day school located in The Plains, Virginia, with classes ranging from junior kindergarten to 12th grade. It was founded in Huntly, Virginia in 1972 as Wakefield Country Day School, and changed its name to Wakefield School in the early 1980s when it established a small boarding department (boarding was discontinued after a few years). After a disagreement with the founders of the school, the half of the board of trustees moved the school from the Huntly location and re-founded the school at Marshall, Virginia in 1991, and moved later to Archwood Farm in The Plains (the first campus owned by the board of trustees) in 1996. However, the original campus, headed by the original founders, continues to operate as a separate school, Wakefield Country Day School. Between 1996 and today, Wakefield grew from a school of 240 students to the current enrollment of about 332 as the campus was developed.

Wakefield School was first accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools in 2001. It counts among its graduates more than 800 alumni: 1980-1991 from the Huntly campus, 1992-1996 from the Marshall campus, and 1997-the present from The Plains campus. Significant alums include and cofounder Steven Huffman '01.

Waveland (Marshall, Virginia)

Waveland is a historic plantation house and farm located near Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia. The mansion was built about 1835, and is a two-story, three bay by five bay, brick dwelling in the Greek Revival style. It has a front gable roof and sits on an English basement. A six-bay-wide, two bay-deep rear addition designed by noted English architect Edmund George Lind (1829–1909) was added in 1859, creating a "T"-plan dwelling. Also on the property are the contributing meat house (c. 1835), stuccoed frame farmhouse (c. 1860), cistern (c. 1835), stone spring house ruin (c. 1835), and stone slave quarters ruin (c. 1835).It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Woman Against Woman

Woman Against Woman is a 1938 American drama film directed by Robert B. Sinclair and written by Edward Chodorov. The film stars Herbert Marshall, Virginia Bruce, Mary Astor, Janet Beecher and Marjorie Rambeau. The film was released on June 24, 1938, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Municipalities and communities of Fauquier County, Virginia, United States

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.