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 emigrant 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.
It's believed 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 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.
Beyond the sale of food and drinks, one of the more important benefits of the market’s rebirth is the installation of functioning gas pumps. The nearest gas station is over five miles away. The current front entrance space is a deli & convenience store. Upstairs you can find a market space that maintains the convenience store essentials for locals. There will be a cafe area in the middle portion of the building connected to a nice size patio. 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". ~Owner Nader Hasan & Kia Kianersi
New Management - The Orlean Market & Restaurant has new management and the Official Soft Opening is the first week of November 2015. Aside from lifting the Market and Restaurant look, we are creating a new menu, re-opening Gilliam’s Pub with a variety of draught beers and a wine bar.
Music - When the new management team landed in Orlean, the only shiny star was the last Friday of the month with Family Music night. It was clear to us that our community loves music and yearned for a place to hear and play music. We have created a cozy playing area on the outside patio as well as in Gilliam’s Pub.
Gilliam’s Pub & Wine Bar - We recognize that sometimes you want to just stop by and have a beer or a glass of wine. Come check out the renovations and TV’s we have installed for your casual down time. We are excited for Football season. We have also created a new wine tasting bar. Come on in and check it out.
You can pick up a nice bottle of Local Virginia Wine or craft beer and the last-minute things you forgot to pick up from the grocery 'in town'. We also sell the only fuel for your vehicles within 8-10 miles around! 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)