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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 forested.
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.