You will find a lot to explore in Prince William County, a historic county founded in 1731 that was also the site of several Civil War battles.
You will find a lot to explore in Prince William County, a historic county founded in 1731 that was also the site of seveal Civil War battles.
Prince William has done an excellent job restoring these historic sites in Manassas. The Manassas National Battlefield Park, which was the site of the first and second battles of Bull Run. Prince William also preserves its national areas well: the Prince William Forest Park was established in 1936 and is the largest protected natural area in the D.C. metro area at over 15,000 acres.
The historic Old Dominion Speedway, opened in 1948, is a site to see for NASCAR fans. It was the location of the first commercial drag race held on the East Coast. It was also a stop on the NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup Series) schedule in the late 50's and early 60's. It still holds weekly drag races and NASCAR-sanctioned races!
Prince William has excellent proximity to the Nation's Capital, and is accessible best via I-95. Prince William also has the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a commuter train with two lines, three stops each, all in Prince William county. Prince William is also convenient if you need to be in the D.C. area, but regularly commute to Richmond as well, because it is situated on 95 and south of D.C.
Prince William has both urban and rural areas, and like Loudoun, is home to many of the excellent wineries in Virginia.
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