An Introduction to Nokesville, Virginia
Bordering Manassas and Bristow, Virginia, Nokesville is a little slice of Northern Virginia heaven being less than an hour from DC with a taste of the rural landscape that makes the Virginia area so unique. Located in both Prince William County and Fauquier County, this census-designated place (CDP) has a petite population of just under 1,500 according to 2010 census records.
History of Nokesville
Founded in 1865 as a stop on the Alexandria Railway, Nokesville started as a farm town for cattle and livestock. Known for the religious organization Church of the Brethren in the 1950s, Nokesville, no longer connected by railways, still remains a rural farm town today. Of historical note, Nokesville Elementary was constructed in 1929 and while the building has been turned into a Montessori school, the elementary school remains in operation to this day.
During the Civil War, Nokesville became a stop for both Confederate and Union soldiers who often made camp at the site. The Battle of Kettle Run took places on Nokesville Road, commonly referred to as Route 28, and Aden Road in Nokesville. The battle was won by the Union. You can visit the location of Nokesville’s famous Civil War Battle at Nokesville Road and Aden Road, Nokesville, VA 20181.
Nokesville Statistics and Sports
Nokesville, Virginia is located at the geographical coordinates 38°41′54″N 77°34′25″W (38.698350, −77.573656) and covers nearly 10 square miles of land. It’s the home to the USA Rugby League team the Northern Virginia Eagles. Priorly named the Fairfax Eagles, the Northern Virginia Eagles relocated from Fairfax to Nokesville in 2011.
Events in Nokesville, VA
Looking for events in Nokesville? The popular Nokesville Day is a parade held the third Saturday in May bringing the fire department, the local politicians, and many of the residents of the quaint Northern Virginia suburb out for a day of city pride. The annual Chicken Barbecue hosted by the Asbury United Methodist Church hosted each fall is a Prince William County favorite. In the spring, the same church hosts a Pancake and Sausage Supper open to all who are hungry.
Places to Visit in Nokesville
Looking for a taste of the farm life? Check out Evergreen Acres (it’s the place to be) and Yanky Farms. Yanky Farms features fresh market produce with a pick-your-own strawberries patch in the spring and one of the few Northern VA farms that’s an actual “pick your own pumpkin patch” letting you literally pick your pumpkin and cut it from the vine.
Looking to swing a few rounds on the greens? Nokesville is home to the Prince William Golf Course, an 18-hole regulation course in Manassas.”It offers a Pro Shop, Driving Range, Practice green, carts, outings, handicap service, golf instruction, and food and beverage.“
Nokesville, Virginia is a simple area of rural suburban Virginia stuck in a time where relaxing is part of the schedule of events. With its short drive from DC, Nokesville is an amazing place to visit as the season change into fall.