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.
Get to know the area...
- Red Truck Bakery - Your senses will thank you when you walk into Red Truck and enjoy their pastries & breads, cakes & pies, and organic & naturally-grown produce & dairy products (the bakery is a proud participant in the Piedmont Environmental Council's "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" campaign)
- Field & Main - Here you will find a warm and welcoming atmosphere where family and friends gather to enjoy exceptional locally sourced food and drink. You can also visit their sister restaurant, Riccordino's Chicago Style Sandwiches, right next door!
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One of the biggest challenges of living in Northern Virginia is its traffic. Creativity is a must when it comes to outsmarting metropolitan D.C. rush hour. Luckily, we have some ideas that will hopefully make your commuting experience a little bit easier.
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Schools and Education
You’re in good hands with the Fauquier County Public School System. In 2017, they received the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Innovation and Education for Community Partnership and Collaboration. For parents, their website provides a handy Parent Resource Center page, where you can research academics, programs for students with disabilities, and policy information.Click here to view some of the top-rated schools in Fauquier County. Also check out the Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation.