Virginia Genealogy Trails
welcomes you to
Genealogy and History
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
This Site is Available for Adoption!
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
> We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this website become a useful research tool.
If you would like to join our group and become the host of this county, please visit our Volunteer Page and contact Kim.
(A desire to transcribe data and basic webpage skills are necessary)
We regret that we have no time to perform personal research for anybody.
All data we come across will be added to this site, so please keep checking back here.
If you would like to be notified of when our Virginia sites are updated,
Subscribe to our Mailing Lists.
Virginia is covered on the Northeast States List
Fairfax County was formed in 1742, from the northern part of Prince William County. It was named for Thomas Fairfax, the 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, proprietor of the Northern Neck. The oldest settlements in Fairfax County were located along the Potomac River. George Washington Settled in Fairfax County and built his home, Mount Vernon, facing the river.
The home of George Mason, Gunston hall, is located nearby. Modern Fort Belvoir is partly located on the estate of Belvoir Manor, built by William Fairfax, along the Potomac. The only member of British nobility to ever reside in the colonies, Thomas Fairfax, lived at Belvoir before he moved to the Shenandoah Valley. The Belvoir mansion was destroyed by fire right after the Revolutionary War in 1783.
Located near Washington D C, Fairfax County was important in the Civil War. The Battle of Chantilly, or Ox Hill, during the same campaign as the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, was fought in this county. Bull Run is located on the border between Fairfax and Prince William County. For most of the Civil War, Union troops occupied the county although the majority of the people remained sympathetic to the Confederacy.
Clifton - Herndon - Vienna
Falls Church - Fairfax (County Seat)
UNINCORPORATED CENSUS DESIGNATED PLACES
Annandale - Bailey's Crossroads - Belle Haven - Burke - Centreville - Chantilly - Dunn Loring
Fort Belvoir - Fort Hunt - Franconia - Great Falls - Groveton - Huntingdon - Hybla Valley
Idylwood - Jefferson - Lake Barcroft - Lincolnia - Lorton - Mantua - McLean - Merrifield - Mount Vernon
Newington - North Springfield - Oakton - Pimmit Hills - Reston - Rose Hill - Seven Corners
Springfield - Tysons Corner - West Springfield - Wolf Trap
Search our Sites
* Loudoun County, Virginia â€“ northwest
* Prince William County, Virginia â€“ southwest
* Charles County, Maryland â€“ south
* Arlington County, Virginia â€“ east
* Prince George's County, Maryland â€“ southeast
* Montgomery County, Maryland â€“ north
Copyright Â© Genealogy Trails