Nokesville, Virginia (20181)
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Zip Code 20181 encompasses the following counties: Prince William 90%; Fauquier 10%
Nokesville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,354 at the 2010 census.
Nokesville is the center of a farming community with cattle and dairy farms; it became a town and intermediate stop on the Orange & Alexandria Railway in 1865. In the late 19th century–early 20th century, Nokesville was the location of a religious movement called the German Baptist Brethren, which became known as the Church of the Brethren. In the 1950s, it was cut off from passenger trains and remains a rural community today.
Nokesville consists of two schools. The oldest school, Nokesville Elementary was built in 1929 to serve all grades until 1964 when it was lowered to K-5 with the construction of Brentsville District High School. Nokesville's second high school,Patriot High School opened in 2011.
Marstellar Middle School is located nearby in Bristow, VA and are still considered local.
The Lawn, Nokesville Truss Bridge, Brentsville Historic District, Park Gate, and Pilgrim's Rest, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Civil War
Trails sign at Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 15305 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville
Union and Confederate forces passed by or camped here frequently during the war. Federal units pursuing Stonewall Jackson to Manassas Junction camped here in August 1862; fighting involving John S. Mosby's rangers flared near here and Confederates marched past on the way to nearby Bristoe Station in October 1863.
Battle of Kettle Run
Nokesville Road (Route 28) and Aden Road, Nokesville VA 20181
As Stonewall Jackson’s troops occupied and looted the railroad junction at Manassas Aug 27, 1862, Federal forces approached his rear guard at Kettle Run. The Confederates there managed to delay the Union force before withdrawing.
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