The Free State Room is named to honor the independent spirit of the people of northwest Fauquier County, which includes the Village of Hume. Encompassing approximately a 12 mile radius in the northwest region of Fauquier County, it extends from Hume up to Marshall, known historically as the capital of the “Free State.”
The origin of the Free State goes back to Colonial times with property rights disputes leading to law disobedience and violence. Historically, this area was originally part of the lands granted to Thomas Fairfax known as the Manor of Leeds.
The independent spirit of “Free State” residents, however, was felt through much of the 19th and 20th centuries, and persists even today. The inhabitants are known as independent people who work, play and pray hard. They are known generally to be good neighbors, who take care of each other.
* This is a common area, and it is not available for guest accommodations.
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