Culpeper City

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About Culpeper City

Culpeper (formerly Fairfax) is the only incorporated town in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. It is the county seat of Culpeper County. After forming Culpeper County, Virginia, in 1748, the Virginia House of Burgesses voted to establish the Town of Fairfax on February 22, 1759. The name honored Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who was proprietor of the Northern Neck, a vast domain north of the Rappahannock River; his territory was then defined as stretching from Chesapeake Bay to what is now Hampshire County, West Virginia.

Culpeper began to grow dramatically in the 1980s, becoming a "bedroom community" of more densely populated Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. suburbs. A growing number of residents of the town and county of Culpeper once lived and continue to work in those areas. In 2011, East Davis Street in downtown Culpeper was named as a 2011 America's Great Place by the American Planning Association.

The median income for a household in the town was at a time $35,438, and the median income for a family was $41,894 but due to the economic downturn this has changed. Males had a median income of $28,658 versus $25,252 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,842. About 23.0% of families and 26.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.8% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

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Cafes, Breweries, and Wineries

Raven's Nest Coffee House

Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee, and Tea

Far Gohn Brewing Company


Beer Hound Brewery


18 Grams Coffee Lab

Coffee, Tea, Acai Bowls, Breakfast, and Brunch

Mountain Run Winery

Winery, Venues, and Event Spaces

Old house Vineyards

Winery and Distilleries

Old Trade Brewery


Miss Minerva's Tea Room

Tea Room


Grill 309

Bar, American

It's About Thyme


Shawn's Smokehouse BBQ Company


Flavor on Main


Country Cafe & Catering

Southern, Diner, Breakfast, Brunch

Charlie & Litsa's South Main Cafe

Breakfast, Brunch, and Greek

Albana's Taverna Greek Cuisine

Greek, Burgers, Steakhouses

Piedmont Steak House

Steakhouse, Italian, American

Natraj Indian Cuisine


Uncle Elder's Family Restaurant


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