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Fairfax was settled in the early 18th century by farmers from the Piedmont region. The city is situated in the heart of Fairfax County, southwest of Washington, DC. For years, Fairfax served as an important agricultural, trade, and judicial hub in the suburbs of the nation's capital. The area was serviced by the Washington, Arlington & Falls Church Railway, one of Northern Virginia's two electric railways, which provided a direct line from Washington, DC, to Fairfax. Today, Fairfax has a vibrant downtown that helps support the over 20,000 residents who live in the city. Fairfax shares photographs of its rich historic landmarks, including the Ratcliffe-Allison House, Truro Rectory, Blenheim, and the long-standing court house.
ISBN: 9781467120005
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Virginia
Series: Images of America
Images: 203
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Whitney Rhodes is the lead behind Fairfax City Patch. A graduate from George Mason University, Rhodes started the school's award-winning Connect Mason site and served as an assistant editor for a Gannett paper in New Jersey before returning to her Fairfax home. Many of the photographs used in this book are courtesy of Fairfax County Public Library's Virginia Room and Historic Fairfax, Inc.