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Welcome to The Plains ...

The town of The Plains is located in Fauquier County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, The Plains has a population of 236 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of The Plains.

The Plains is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The Plains lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The Plains is within the (540) area code.

The ZIP code for The Plains: 20198<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, The Plains had an population of 236 people. This is an increase of 8.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, The Plains had a population of 217 people. This makes The Plains the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 217 people, the population of The Plains decreased 18.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 266 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for The Plains.

Communities Also Named The Plains ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named The Plains - they are located in California, Florida, Georgia (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for The Plains.

Communities near The Plains ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near The Plains.

  • Manassas [Manassas City]
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    • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of The Plains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,869 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<6>
  • Petersburg [Fauquier County]
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    • Petersburg [Fauquier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of The Plains
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
  • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City]
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    • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of The Plains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,004 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<6>
  • Purcellville [Loudoun County]
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    • Purcellville [Loudoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of The Plains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,285 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purcellville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purcellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Purcellville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Warrenton [Fauquier County]
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      • Warrenton [Fauquier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,982 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warrenton<6>
    • Haymarket [Prince William County]
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      • Haymarket [Prince William County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haymarket have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haymarket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haymarket<6>
    • Middleburg [Loudoun County]
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      • Middleburg [Loudoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<6>
    • Round Hill [Loudoun County]
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      • Round Hill [Loudoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Hill<6>
    • Hamilton [Loudoun County]
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      • Hamilton [Loudoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of The Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<6>
    • Halfway [Fauquier County]
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      • Halfway [Fauquier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of The Plains
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around The Plains. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for The Plains.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of The Plains. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around The Plains.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around The Plains. See our Newspapers Page for The Plains.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for The Plains ...

Looking for more information about The Plains? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for The Plains, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for The Plains.

Adding The Plains to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of The Plains in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for The Plains was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for The Plains on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for The Plains. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Fauquier County: www.fauquiercounty.gov/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Fauquier, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for The Plains.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around The Plains - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as The Plains). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether The Plains or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- The Plains) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for The Plains. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from The PlainsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in The Plains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8621, Longitude: -77.7742    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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