Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Arlington-Fairfax Electric Railway
Erected 2009 by City of Fairfax—Historic Fairfax City Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 38° 50.886′ N, 77° 18.76′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Virginia Route 236) and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct Manassas Gap Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mosby (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. William Gunnell House (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Corcoran (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Fairfax Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Confederate Officer Killed (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Baptismal Area (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . . Fairfax Line Section of Wikipedia Entry for Northern Virginia Trolleys. “Trolleys of the Fairfax line began their trips at the old Courthouse, located at the southwest corner of Chain Bridge Road and Main Street. The cars first ran westward along Main Street and then turned north at the site of the Fairfax Electric Depot (the terminus of the line until the depot burned in 1907) onto the present route of Railroad Avenue. After crossing the present route of Lee Highway (U.S. Routes 50 and 29), the line crossed Chain Bridge Road. The line then traveled northeast through Fairfax County a short distance east of Chain Bridge Road, passed through Oakton, and reached the town of Vienna.” (Submitted on August 31, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,238 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.