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

Fairfax Court House

Built in 1800

 
 
Fairfax Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
1. Fairfax Court House Marker
Inscription.  This building, designed by James Wren, served as the first permanent courthouse of Fairfax County.
 
Erected 1985 by the Fairfax County Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 38° 50.767′ N, 77° 18.418′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Chain Bridge Road (Virginia Route 123) and Main Street (Virginia Route 236). Marker is on the wall to the right of the main entrance to the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4010 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairfax County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); A Tribute to The Men of Fairfax County
The Old Fairfax County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
2. The Old Fairfax County Courthouse
(a few steps from this marker); Old Fairfax Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Joshua Gunnell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralston's Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
More about this marker. The courthouse complex is a legal exclave of Fairfax County that is completely surrounded by the City of Fairfax.
 
Small Plaque Over Keystone of the Center Archway image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
3. Small Plaque Over Keystone of the Center Archway
Interior of the 1800 courthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Barnard, November 21, 2014
4. Interior of the 1800 courthouse
Fairfax Court House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2014
5. Fairfax Court House Markers
Fairfax Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2014
6. Fairfax Court House Marker
Fairfax Court House<br>1800 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2014
7. Fairfax Court House
1800
Listed on the Register of Historic Places - 1974
Fairfax County History Commission

stone marker on the floor of of the porch
Fairfax Court House
Fairfax Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2014
8. Fairfax Time Capsule
Beneath this plaque lies the
Fairfax Time Capsule
to be opened
June 29, 2076,
The Tricentennial of the
Commonwealth of Virginia
Fairfax Board of Supervisors 1976

stone marker on the floor of of the porch Fairfax Court House
Weathervane image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2014
9. Weathervane
on the Fairfax Court House
Fairfax County Seal image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 31, 2014
10. Fairfax County Seal
on the Time Capsule
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,085 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on April 7, 2015, by William Barnard of Fairfax Station, Virginia.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 28, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   10. submitted on June 29, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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