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New Baltimore, Virginia

New Baltimore
Unincorporated community
New Baltimore
New Baltimore
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia

Coordinates: 38°46′02″N 77°43′42″W / 38.76722°N 77.72833°W / 38.76722; -77.72833Coordinates: 38°46′02″N 77°43′42″W / 38.76722°N 77.72833°W / 38.76722; -77.72833

Country United States
State Virginia
County Fauquier
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,119
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

New Baltimore, Virginia is a census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 8,119.[1] Although the community has existed since the early 19th century, it has had its most significant growth since the 1980s. It is the portion of Fauquier County with the easiest access to Washington, DC and, as a result, many people who live in New Baltimore commute into DC. Other major communities close to New Baltimore are Warrenton, Gainesville/Haymarket area, and Manassas. The area officially considered to be New Baltimore expanded significantly in 2006 with Fauquier County's designation of service districts, of which New Baltimore is one. The service district designation provides added access to utilities such as water and sewer, and targets the area for growth.

Historically, the original New Baltimore, which is northwest of and slightly off the highway from what is generally currently considered New Baltimore, was a thriving early 19th century community which is only a shadow of its past. The original New Baltimore was an incorporated town dependent on what was then known as Alexandria Turnpike, now known as Lee Highway, which went right through it. When Lee Highway was routed around New Baltimore in the early 20th century, the town became just an enclave of houses from varying periods. The original central point of the town, James Hampton's Tavern, built 1823, still stands at the intersection of Old Alexandria Turnpike and Georgetown Road. It is currently a private residence. The New Baltimore Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[2]

New Baltimore is two miles southwest of the border of Prince William County and Fauquier County. It is one mile north of Broken Hill, 4 miles east of Warrenton, and 6 miles west of Gainesville, Virginia.

The major road in the community is Lee Highway, U.S. Route 15/29. Also Beverley's Mill Road / Broad Run Church Road (County Route 600) is another main road in the community.

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