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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, cities are independent from counties.  Stafford County does not have any cities, but rather is home to many small towns and communities.  Here are a few of our communities:  Aquia, Brooke, Falmouth, Garrisonville, Hartwood, Rock Hill, White Oak, and Widewater.  Much of the southern part of our county also retains a Fredericksburg mailing address.

Statistics

  • Area: 277 Square Miles
  • Location: 25 miles south of the Washington, DC beltway; 55 miles north of Richmond
  • Automobile Access: I-95, US 1, US 17, Route 3, Route 301
  • Rail Access: Virginia Rail Express (VRE) [D.C. commuter rail]
  • Population: Est. 128,961 (U.S. Census 2010)
  • Annual Visitation: 278,797 (2011)

Offerings

  • 150+ Restaurants
  • 20 Hotels
  • 2 Wineries
  • 3 Golf Courses
  • 4 Large Conference Centers, and multiple meeting facilities
  • 12+ Parks and Recreation Sites
  • 2 Rivers:  Rappahannock & Potomac
  • 51 Miles of Shoreline
  • Campgrounds

Taxable Sales in 2011 (Source: Virginia Department of Taxation)

  • Lodging Taxable Sales: $20,411,713
  • Restaurant Taxable Sales: $108,975,304
  • Total Taxable Sales: $949,014,920