Paris, Virginia

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Paris
Unincorporated Village
Paris in autumn (Trinity United Methodist Church with Ashby Inn behind it)
Paris in autumn (Trinity United Methodist Church with Ashby Inn behind it)
Paris is located in Virginia
Paris
Paris
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 39°00′16″N 77°57′05″W / 39.00444°N 77.95139°W / 39.00444; -77.95139Coordinates: 39°00′16″N 77°57′05″W / 39.00444°N 77.95139°W / 39.00444; -77.95139
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fauquier
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 20130
FIPS code 061
GNIS feature ID 1493393

Paris is a small unincorporated community in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. Located in Virginia's hunt country, it was established in a strategic spot at the eastern base of Ashby Gap along U.S. Route 17 and U.S. Route 50. Paris has a population of 51. There is one church in Paris, the Trinity United Methodist Church on Federal Street, but as of 2011 it is no longer in use. The Ashby Inn is two doors from the church.

The Crooked Run Valley Rural Historic District and Paris Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Nearby attractions[edit]

Paris is just north of Sky Meadows State Park and a 10-minute drive from the Thompson Wildlife Management Area. The Appalachian Trail passes through both of these public recreation areas. The village is in Hunt Country and celebrated its 200th anniversary on Dec. 28, 2010. A five-minute drive west on Route 50 is the Shenandoah River, just on the other side of the mountain, where there is a boat landing. The peak of the Blue Ridge, overlooking Paris is called Ashby Gap. The view looking east from the gap has been deemed worthy of a "Scenic Easement", intended to keep this view unmolested for future generations to enjoy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.