…courtesy of Rappahannock News. Even some of Rappahannock’s residents are astonished by these “quick takes.”
7,203: The county’s population in 2006, just a 3.2 percent increase from the year 2000
8,843: The county’s population in 1900.
26.2: Persons per square mile in Rappahannock. (The state of Virginia has a population density of 178.8)
3,720 feet: The height of the tallest mountain, the Pinnacle, situated in Shenandoah National Park.
23 percent: The percentage of Rappahannock’s 267 square miles that have been put into conservation easements.
1: The number of traffic lights. (The sole light is a blinking red at the junction of U.S. 522 and U.S. 211 south of Flint Hill.)
0: The number of “big box” stores, shopping malls, and fast-food chains.