Town of Middleburg, VA



Welcome from Mayor Betsy Allen Davis:

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Welcome to Middleburg

To request records from the Town of Middleburg, you may direct your requests to Rhonda S. North, MMC, Town Clerk. She can be reached by phone at (540) 687-5152; via email at; in person at 10 West Marshall Street; in writing at P. O. Box 187, Middlburg, Virginia 20118; or via fax at (540) 687-3804. You may also contact her with questions you have concerning requesting records from the Town. In addition, the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council is available to answer any questions you may have about FOIA. The FOIA Council may be contacted by email at or by phone at (804) 225-3056 or 1-866-448-4100 (toll free).

Click here for a copy of Middleburg's Rights & Responsibilities: The Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of the Town of Middleburg Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

Click here for a copy of the Town's FOIA Application Form to assist you in making a request should you wish to use a form.

Browse among the delightful array of quaint shops and inns. There are approximately 670 people currently residing in the town. Established in 1787 by Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel and Virginia statesman, Levin Powell, he purchased the land for Middleburg at $2.50 an acre from Joseph Chinn, first cousin to George Washington. Previously called "Chinn's Crossroads," Powell chose the name Middleburg because of the town's location midway between Alexandria and Winchester on the Ashby Gap trading route (now Route 50).

Since the 1730s, Middleburg had been a staging point for weary travelers along the Ashby Gap Road. The legacy of the colonial era continues today at Middleburg's charming inns that provide first rate accommodations to visitors from around the world. There are several inns located within the corporate limits, including the historic The Red Fox Inn and Tavern and Middleburg Country Inn.  The Red Fox Inn and Tavern is billed as the "oldest original inn in America". The Red Fox Tavern was a meeting spot for Confederate Colonel John Mosby and his Rangers. A century later, President Kennedy's press secretary, Pierre Salinger, held press conferences at the Red Fox in the Jeb Stuart Room. In 2013, The Salamander Resort and Spa opened to offer travelers another type of stay; accommodations like none other in this area. 

Across the street is another gracious reminder of the past - the Windsor House Inn, circa 1824. During the Civil War, it was known as the Colonial Inn; and, was run by Catherine Broun. Although Catherine sympathized with the South, she generously served meals to Union troops at the inn as well when they occupied Middleburg in 1862.

After the turn of the century, Middleburg began welcoming a new wave of visitors that descended on the town for foxhunting and steeplechasing. The charming village soon earned a reputation as the "Nation's Horse and Hunt Capital," attracting prominent visitors from across the United States.
Serving as a host community for more than 250 years, it is no surprise that Middleburg has developed such a high concentration of fine inns, shops and restaurants.

Middleburg was recognized in 2008 for its historic preservation efforts by being designated a Preserve America Community by then-First Lady Laura Bush.  

​Welcome to the Town of Middleburg.  Hopefully you will enjoy the time you spend in town.  Visit our shops/boutiques, enjoy our galleries, The National Sporting Library & Museum, enjoy our restaurants and eateries.  We have 3 new restaurants opening hopefully all will be open by July.  Salamander Resort & Spa offers great activities you may enjoy, as well as Gold Cup Bar & Harrimans Restaurant.  The Red Fox Inn & Tavern is a Historic Property offering modern hospitality.  Our shopping/dining guide can be found on our website under the visitors tab.

Our Arts Council is very active; enjoy Art in the Burg on May 20th on South Pendleton Street where over 20 artists will have their artworks for sale. Our Farmers Market season  is every Saturday morning  8 am - 12 noon  May 6 through October 2 behind the Middleburg Community Center.  The Middleburg Community Center has a shaded picnic area, 2 playgrounds and a seasonal outdoor pool for all to enjoy. 

Enjoy outdoor concerts at the National Sporting Library & Museum  and Middleburg Community Center - just click on the sidebar to the right calendar to get more details.

This is the time of year for equestrian events at Glenwood Park, Banbury Cross Polo  ​Fox Chase Farm, Great Meadow and coming up in June Upperville Colt & Horse Show.

If you need more guidance, visit our local Visitors information center at 12 N Madison Street.

Thank you for visiting the Town of Middleburg.

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Town of Middleburg's Calendar