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Stafford County, Virginia

Stafford is a census‑designated place and the county seat of Stafford County. The post office is located at 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, VA 22554.


We refer here to Stafford (Stafford Court House), generally, as that unincorporated portion of the county excluding Falmouth, Aquia and Hartwood. It's history and beginnings are summarized on the Stafford County page.

From the early 20th century through the end of World War II, Stafford County witnessed growth with the construction of U.S. Highway 1, expansion of Quantico Marine Corps Base to the north, and establishment of Fort A. P. Hill to the south and Dahlgren Naval Base to the east. With the rapid expansion of the Washington, D. C. metropolitan area and the construction of the Federal Interstate Highway System (I-95) in the late 1960s, Stafford County witnessed the creation of many suburban residential communities and commercial developments. Stafford's long agricultural heritage is now being offset by an increasing emphasis on commercial enterprise. Stafford is now faced with issues of growth, conservation of natural and heritage resources, and maintaining a sense of community and place. [1]

    Stafford County Virginia, Comprehensive Plan 2010-2030, www.co.stafford.va.us, accessed September, 2012.

Nearby Towns: Falmouth •