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"Canoe Capital of Virginia"

Front Royal is a town in Warren County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community name combines the sentry command "Front" and the password "Royal." Another says British officers, when drilling their troops near a large oak tree, would command, "Front the Royal Oak"

The latitude of Front Royal is 38.918N. The longitude is -78.194W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,160.


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Median household income
Local
$34,786
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Front Royal demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Lehewtown
Confederate spy Belle Boyd invited Union officers to a party here in 1862; when the weary officers fell asleep after the festivities, she rode by horseback to provide information to Gen. Jackson's forces
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Festival of Leaves - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Front Royal web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Shenandoah River State Park, Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest
Scenic roads: Skyline Drive
Front Royal attractions: Skyline Caverns
Historic sites and museums: Warren Rifles Confederate Museum, Belle Boyd Cottage
Colleges and universities: Christendom College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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15% of Front Royal residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Front Royal ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Front Royal was $17,901, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Front Royal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Front Royal include Front Royal Recreational Park Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Front Royal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $433.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $877.


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Libraries in Front Royal include Samuels Public Library ... View libraries

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Warren County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Front Royal political report.

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The average commute time for Front Royal workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Front Royal include Quality Inn, Scottish Inn Front Royal, Super 8.

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