The Sudley Manor Drive Trail runs parallel to western Prince William County and is one of the most popular hiking trails in Culpeper County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In 1775, with the revolution imminent, the Culpeper Minute Men, a group of young men in their twenties known as the "Culpe per Minute Men," gathered in the city and marched in front of the flag that read "Don't Step on Me" as they marched to Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1967, a memorial service was held for those buried in the local national cemetery. Among the prominent figures who fought for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the U.S. Army Headquarters in Prince William County was Col. William "Buck" Williams, Jr., who was appointed the first lieutenant general of the Army of Northern Virginia in 1776.
The original plan for the city envisaged ten blocks that now form the core of downtown Culpeper. The original location of the US Army headquarters in Prince William County is the place where Gallant Major John Pelham died of the wounds he sustained in the battle of Kelly's Ford. In Cul-de-France, General Ulysses S. Grant began his invasion of Virginia during the American Civil War. Although both Union and Confederate troops occupied the city at every turn, it was the center of an army that marched through central Virginia.
The US-15 and US-29 are parallel to the north and connect Warrenton to Washington, D.C., and both are used to connect Culpeper Station with the Crescent - Cardinal Northeast Regional line. Main Street follows the route of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAC) and the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) campus. In the early 20th century, US 29 was expanded northward to connect south to Orange and Gordonsville, while US 15 offered connections north to Prince William County and south to Richmond.
Highways that serve Culpeper directly include US-29, the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) campus and the Crescent - Cardinal Northeast Regional Line.
The river rolls past historic Civil War battlefields and gold mines in the desert, and one might feel as if swimming in the middle of the Atlantic as one canters down the Rapidan-Rappahannock Strait. You can contemplate the history of this country while enjoying everything on foot, by bike or on horseback. The Meadowlark Connector Trail, less than two miles long, offers an easy and scenic route from the Culpeper County Courthouse to the Virginia State Capitol. The White Mill Trail offers access to historic sites such as the Old Mill Farm and the former site of a former railway station.
For a quieter experience of downtown, pay homage to those who lost their lives near the Civil War by stopping at Culpeper County Courthouse and the Virginia State Capitol, just a few blocks away. In the winter of 1863-64, the cul-de-sac was the main camp of the Potomac Army during the Civil War.
CulpeperIt has been here since 1749 and the original town was surveyed by a young George Washington, who was a protégé of the 6th Lord Fairfax at the age of 27. In 1749, a 17-year-old Georgetown man began surveying the works for the owner, Thomas Fairfax.
He began his campaign in the South with a speech in Culpeper, then returned to Culpeper to capture the city's pulse during the 2012 U.S. presidential campaign. Frei interviewed residents during city and county primaries and reported live for the BBC.
The area stretched from the Chesapeake Bay to what is now Hampshire County, West Virginia, and was then defined as part of the border between Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina. While most maps still show Fairfax's name, the city has been given the name Culpeper, Virginia's second-largest city after Fairfax County. The name honors the fact that there is only one other city in Virginia with the same name: Fairfax, Va., and a family's median income is $41,884. Since then Culpper has grown dramatically and has become a major tourist destination and a center of business and entertainment in the region, but that has changed during the economic downturn. Back then, the median income of city households was $35,438 and families $39,894.
The population of the city comprises 15.0% of the population 65 years or older, and the racial composition of the city was taken into account in the 2010 census. A growing number of people of color, such as African Americans and Hispanics, once lived in the area and still work.
In the TV series "Homeland," Culpeper is part of a fictional congressional district represented by the character Nicholas Brody. The 1998 film "Hush," starring John Travolta, Amy Adams and John Goodman, was partially shot in downtown Cul Peper and featured several local shops. Although not mentioned in the credits, the producers of this film mentioned Culneper or its inhabitants in their credits. A large number of restaurants, bars, hotels and other shops form the core of the economy of Cul Peper and the cultural heritage of the city.