Stafford County, Virginia
- Stafford is located midway between the metropolitan areas of Washington,
D. C. and Richmond, the capital of Virginia.
- Stafford County encompasses 277 square miles, 65% of which is still
- The population in 2000 was approximately 92,000 people.
- Marine Corps Base Quantico, the Crossroads of the Marine Corps,
occupies 30,527 acres in the northern end of the County.
- Stafford offers excellent public services to its citizens, including
one of the best school systems in the Commonwealth.
- Recreational opportunities abound in more than 1,000 acres of County,
regional, state and national parks.
- Stafford offers numerous sports amenities including 5 private marinas,
2 public fishing lakes, 7 county parks, 188 acres of athletic fields and
3 golf courses.
- The Rappahannock River, once a popular shipping route to the historic
port of Falmouth, flows along the southern boundary of the County. The
Rappahannock has been designated as a State Scenic River, and offers abundant
wildlife habitat and scenic recreational opportunities.