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County History

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)

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

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Census Records Church / Religion County Records Deeds
Families County History Marriage Records Military Records
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Queries School Records Slaves / Slavery Wills / Probate Records
Website updates
Nov 2014
Post offices in 1850, Fitzhugh obit

Sept 2014
Lee Obit, Morrill Bio

May 2014
WW1 Marine Casualties

Mar 2014
1883 Pensioners

Sept 2013
Buxton Bio
Rathbone Obit
Washignton Obit

Nov 2012
Carter Braxton Biography

James Murray Mason Biography

Oct 2012
Ellis/Javins Marriage
Gouger/Jacobs Marriage
Willis/Troth Marriage
Murray/Fracis Marriage
Ramsay/Fawcett Marriage
Willie Moore Obituary
Maria E. Mills Obituary
Mrs. Ann Swann Nevitt Obituary
Mrs. Mary R. Chichester Obituary
Mrs. Mary E. Goodloe Obituary

Sep 2012
Justice Valentine Sellers Obituary
John L. Proctor Obituary

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Surrounding Counties
Loudoun County, Virginia €“ northwest
Prince William County, Virginia €“ southwest
Charles County, Maryland €“ south
Arlington County, Virginia €“ east
Prince George's County, Maryland €“ southeast
Montgomery County, Maryland €“ north


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