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Colchester is in Fairfax County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Virginia named Colchester. For links to other places called Colchester, VA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Colchester is 38.668N. The longitude is -77.234W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
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Fairfax County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Colchester political report.
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