HISTORY

Orlean is the quintessential small village situated in the heart of Virginia’s Piedmont country with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town is located about 15 miles northwest of Warrenton you can find this community hub for fox hunters, bicyclists, motorcyclists, hikers, musicians, trail riders and neighbors find common ground at the Orlean Market.

The village of Orlean was territorially and culturally associated with the “Free State”, which was northwest of Warrenton and stretched up to Marshall.  It included Orlean, Hume, Asheville and Markham.  Originally this area was owned by Thomas Fairfax, and after his death in 1781, the Marshall family inherited the land.  Thomas Fairfax had leased sections of his land out to immigrant families making their way out west, but when the Marshall family took over and tried to collect rent, they were faced with resistance and disobedience.  Gaining a reputation for lawlessness, the residents of this area were holding on to their land at all costs.  

Some say that the village of Orlean was named after Andrew Jackson's victory in 1815 at the Battle of New Orleans.  The Orlean Market, originally established in 1870, served as a community establishment connecting the people of the “Free State”.  The Orlean Store is located at the corner of Leeds Manor Road and John Barton Payne Road (Routes 688 and 732) in Fauquier County. The market has served the community for many years.  

Providing asylum from the harsh winter between Warrenton and Marshall or acting as the center for business conducted in the area, the Orlean Market has always provided the community with exactly what it needs. Today, Fauquier County is bountiful in its varieties of local wineries, dispensaries, and local farms which Orlean Market loves supporting.

The Market benefits the local Orlean community beyond food and drink, providing the only gas station for more than five miles.  

Working with local wineries, we are the first Northern Virginia Piedmont Regional Hub by 2020.  “We’re hoping that we can be a portal for the Northern Virginia Piedmont, wine country", notes owner Kia Kianersi

Music - Our community clearly loves music and values having a venue both to hear and to play music.  We have created a cozy playing area on the outside patio as well as in the pub.

Customers can pick up a nice bottle of Local Virginia Wine or craft beer and the last-minute things forgotten from the grocery 'in town'. We offer our private event space ( with or without special 'catering' menus from our kitchen) for your next family, birthday, wedding or special occasion celebration; group and club meetings and more ....set in the beautiful, peaceful foothills of the Blue Ridge.  Coming to The Orlean Market you will experience the unexpected — and oh yeah, the service is great too!

Orlean is a small unincorporated village in Fauquier County, Virginia, located approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of Washington, DC. Orlean is situated at the intersection of Leeds Manor Road (County Route 688) and John Barton Payne Road (County Route 732). The Orlean Post Office has the ZIP Code of 20128.  Nearby Cities, Towns & Census Designated Places

Orlean, VA (< 0.1 mile)
Conde, VA (2.4 miles ENE) 
Cresthill, VA (2.7 miles WNW) 
Palmers Crossroads, VA (3.4 miles SE) 
Vernon Mills, VA (3.6 miles N) 
Cliff Mills, VA (3.6 miles SE) 
Hackley's Crossroad, VA (4.1 miles WSW) 
Dudie, VA (4.3 miles E) 
Waterloo, VA (4.9 miles SE) 
Hume, VA (5.8 miles NNW)