Just 20 minutes south of Middleburg, Marshall encompasses a large and lovely geographic area in Northwest Fauquier County. Founded in 1797 as Salem, the name was changed to honor John Marshall, the most important Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, born just down the road in Delaplane. In recent years Marshall has put itself on the map as home to the Fauquier Heritage & Preservation Foundation which focuses on Virginia's rich history and genealogies of generations who have called Fauquier home.
Downtown Marshall continues to blossom, adding wonderful and creative businesses such as the Red Truck Bakery and the Whole Ox Butcher. Restaurants like Old Salem Cafe, Fosters, the Marshall Diner, El Agave and others offer excellent, informal dining, while Nick's Deli prepares the best fried chicken in two counties.
The Northern Fauquier Community Park provides a plethora of activities for all ages with biking and walking trails, soccer fields, and amusements for the younger set.
Like Middleburg, Marshall presents a wide variety of real estate opportunities, from smaller properties with great views, to large estates tucked away down private drives. Take a leisurely drive through the Marshall area to see some of its quaint villages such as Rectortown, Hume and Orlean. The rolling hills and distant mountain vistas are not to be missed.
Reaching Marshall is a breeze. There are two exists off I‐66; Rte. 55 runs through town and three roads can be taken from Middleburg to Marshall: Zulla, Atoka and The Plains.