The 52nd District is located in eastern Prince William County, stretching on the north side from the Occoquan River and the Fairfax County border south to Quantico; east to the Potomac River; and running west into the Route 1 and Interstate-95 neighborhoods. The district includes all of Quantico, Dumfries, Triangle, Montclair, Southbridge, a small part of Manassas, and most of Woodbridge.

The District is home to a number of Potomac River, Occoquan River and Neabsco Creek marinas; the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Veterans (County) Park; Leesylvania State Park; Rippon Lodge; Prince William Forest Park (National Park Service); and Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Historically, the area occupying the 52nd District was first settled by Native American Dogue Indians over a thousand years ago. The Dogues lived in the area when the first westerner discovered what is now the Occoquan and Belmont Bays in 1607 by Captain John Smith of Pocahontas fame.

The District is also home to the Town of Dumfries, was the first of seven townships in the county and having been chartered in 1749, it is the oldest continuously chartered town in Virginia. Dumfries was the second leading port in Colonial America.

The 52nd will soon be home to the Belmont Bay Science Center on the north end, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center on the southern end.

The District contains 3 Virginia Railway Express (Woodbridge, Rippon, Quantico) stations and the majority of neighborhoods are single-family and townhouse subdivisions.

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