Sheriff's Office Offices

Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox, Jr.



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Past Sheriffs

The Sheriff’s of Fauquier County

The Office of Sheriff is very old dating back to England in the year 1066, when the Sheriff was considered superior to any nobleman in the country and was himself a member of the royal family. The word “sheriff” means keeper of the county.

Article VII, Section 4 of the Constitution of Virginia provides that each county and city in the Commonwealth shall have a sheriff elected by the qualified voters of the county and city Sheriffs are elected for four-year terms and may be re-elected at the end of each term.

Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office covers 660 square miles employing men and women working in the following areas:

  • Adult Detention Center
  • Animal Control
  • Civil Process
  • Community Services
  • Court Security
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Patrol
  • School Resource Program
Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox, Jr. term began January 1, 2004, and is proudly working for the citizens of Fauquier County.

2004
Charlie Ray Fox, Jr.
Sheriff

Former Sheriff’s of Fauquier County

Years
2004 1870 1844 1828 1812 1789 1769
1992 1869 1842 1826 1810 1787 1767
1984 1866 1840 1824 1808 1781 1765
1971 1854 1838 1822 1806 1779 1763
1948 1852 1836 1820 1804 1777 1761
1914 1850 1834 1818 1800 1774 1759
1901 1848 1832 1816 1795 1773  
1875 1846 1830 1814 1793 1771  

 

1992
Joseph Higgs, Jr.
1984
Ashby W. Olinger
1971
Luther Cox
January, 1948
Sam S. Hall
June, 1914
W. Stanley Woolf
February, 1901
Alex S. Hamilton
June, 1875
Robert Whitacre
December, 1870
Joseph Nelson qualified as Sheriff, again in 1873
September, 1869
Joseph Nelson appointed crier of the Court, who shall perform all the duties pertaining to the office of sheriff of this county, except collection of taxes, until the qualification of Sheriff for this county
May, 1869
William Boyd (carpetbagger) proved to the court he had been appointed Sheriff in place of William Hume, removed.
August, 1866
William Hume as temporary Sheriff
June, 1854
William Hume qualified as Sheriff until January 1857
June, 1854
John Quincy Marr qualified as Sheriff
June, 1854
William Hume-elected for a two-year term
June, 1852
William Hume (Mr. Hume was the first Sheriff to be elected by the voters, and was bonded for ninety thousand dollars, in view of the fact that his duties included the collection of taxes.)
March, 1850
William R. Smith
March, 1848
William Bell
March, 1846
Josiah Tidball
March, 1844
William Pickett
February, 1842
George Kemper
March, 1840
Charles L. Carter
March, 1838
William Horner
March, 1836
John P. Smith
March, 1834
John B. Armstead
March, 1832
Richard Rixey
March, 1830
James S. Pickett
January, 1828
William Bower
March, 1826
Edward Diggs
October, 1824
William Skinker
June, 1822
William Geston
February, 1820
William Gibson
July, 1818
Joseph Chilton
August, 1816
William Clarkson
August, 1814
William Withers
1812
John Bronaugh
1810
John Roy
1808
William Edmunds
July, 1806
Lawrence Ashton
February, 1804
Thomas Chilton
January, 1800
Joseph Blackwell
October, 1795
Edward Diggs
October, 1793
Aylett Buckner
October, 1789
Thomas Bronaugh
October, 1787
William Pickett
October, 1785
Martin Pickett
October, 1783
John Blackwell
October, 1781
John Moffett
July 1779
James Bell
July, 1777
Jeremiah Darnell
January, 1774
William Edmunds
November, 1773
John Blackwell
June, 1771
William Nelson
August, 1769
William Eustace
October, 1767
William Blackwell, Jr.
September, 1765
William Grant
November, 1763
William Edmunds
May, 1761
John Bell
May 24, 1759
Joseph Blackwell

*Information obtained from Fauquier County, 1759-1959 referred to as the Bicentennial Book.
This book was the work of The Fauquier County Bicentennial Committee.

 

For a brief history of Fauquier County visit the following website: http://www.fauquiertourism.com/aboutfauquier.html

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/journey/old.htm

http://www.fauquierhistory.com/

Date Last Modified: 02/27/2013

 
 


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