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Prince William County, Virginia

An act of the General Assembly of the Colony of Virginia in 1731 created Prince William County Virginia, with parts taken from King George and Stafford Counties. Originally it also included a parts of Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fauquier County, Loudon County, Manasses City, and Manassas Park City.

The county was named after the Duke of Cumberland, Prince William Augustus - a son of King George II.
Its county seat is the independent city of Manassas.

The county was rural and agricultural for decades. The population into the early 20th century was centered in two areas, one at Manassas (home to a major railroad junction), the other near Occoquan and Woodbridge along the Potomac River. Beginning in the late 1930s, a larger suburban population was attracted to new housing that was developed near the existing population centers, particularly in Manassas.

 Dumfries * Haymarket * Occoquan * Quantico

Unincorporated Communities
 Aden * Antioch * Bethel * Brentsville * Bristow * Buckhall * Buckland * Bull Run * Canova * Catharpin * Cherry Hill * Cornwell * Dale City * Featherstone * Gainesville * Greenwich * Hoadly * Independent Hill * Lake Ridge * Linton Hall * Loch Lomond * Marumsco * Montclair * Neabsco * Nokesville * Quantico Station * Rixlew * Southbridge * Sudley * Sudley Springs * Thoroughfare * Triangle * Waterfall * Wellington * West Gate * Woodbridge * Yorkshire

Former Communities
Agnewville * Batestown * Groveton * Hickory Grove * Hickory Ridge * Joplin * Kopp * Minnieville * Pamacocack * Woolsey
[Source: wikipedia]


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Website Updates:
May 2017:  obit for MERCHANT
Dec 2016:  Death Records 1912-1917, updated cemetery listings; Military news item





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Loudoun County, Virginia - North
Fairfax County, Virginia - Northeast
Charles County, Maryland - Southeast
Stafford County, Virginia - South
Fauquier County, Virginia - West

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