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Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Fairfax High School

 
 
Old Fairfax High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 14, 2008
1. Old Fairfax High School Marker
Inscription.  This building opened in 1935 as the first 4-year "Fairfax High School," becoming the largest consolidated high school in the county as the Oakton and Clifton High Schools were closed. It closed in 1972 when the new school opened on Old Lee Highway. Serving briefly as the north campus of George Mason University, it became Paul VI Catholic High School in 1982. Fairfax High School began in 1911 in the 1873 elementary school building as a 1-year school, expanded in 1913 to a 2-year school and closed in 1917 as local students moved to the 4-year Oakton High School.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Fairfax - Historic Fairfax City, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 38° 51.335′ N, 77° 18.87′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is on Lee Highway / Fairfax Boulevard (U.S. 29/50), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10675 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ratcliffe Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Baptismal Area
Old Fairfax High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 14, 2008
2. Old Fairfax High School Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Arlington-Fairfax Electric Railway (approx. half a mile away); Dr. William Gunnell House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mosby (approx. 0.6 miles away); Manassas Gap Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gen. Corcoran (approx. 0.7 miles away); Moore House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
The Old Fairfax High School image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 14, 2008
3. The Old Fairfax High School
Today the school is the Paul VI Catholic High School.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,508 times since then and 84 times this year. Last updated on April 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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