Bealeton was originally a stop on the former Orange and Alexandria Railroad (absorbed ultimately into the Southern Railway in 1894, now Norfolk Southern), and the old railroad station building can be seen in the Bealeton Station development in front of the new Bealeton Library building. The building was previously located on County Road 805, Bealeton Rd. which runs parallel and near the railway. The area was a major traveling point during the Civil War and saw many skirmishes related to nearby engagements.

Despite the presence of southern troops during the early years of the war the northern troops succeeded in pushing the Confederate line south of the Rappahannock River and eventually into Fredericksburg. This move led to the control of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, thus allowing the Union army to transport supplies deep into southern Virginia.

Bealeton lost importance with the decline of railroad travel and became a bedroom community of Warrenton, Virginia and Northern Virginia primarily. This was aided by the comprehensive plan that made authorized water and sewer availability in 1967. Bealeton retains many large farms and provides a unique blend of agriculture, commercial, and residential development.

Bealeton is in Fauquier County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The latitude of Bealeton is 38.571N. The longitude is -77.764W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 292 feet.
Zip code: 22712.

Population in 2010: 4,435.
  Males: 2,190 (49.4%)
  Females: 2,245 (50.6%)
  Median resident age: 29.7 years
  Virginia median age: 37.6 years

Estimated median household income in 2013: $82,823
  Bealeton: $82,823
  VA: $62,666

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $38,028

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $357,000
  Bealeton: $357,000
  VA: $239,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $238,384; Detached houses: $251,598; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,110; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,806

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,248.

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