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

Fairfax Station

 
 
Fairfax Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
1. Fairfax Station Marker
Inscription. Fairfax Station, established on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in 1851, was originally known as Lee's Station until 1852. It served the town of Providence, location of the Fairfax County Court House. A small community, mostly Irish, grew near the station with a post office in 1852 and Saint Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church in 1860. Between 1897 and 1921 the area was called Swetnam, reverting back to Fairfax Station in 1921. In 1907 this area was known as a "progressive and enterprising village" with two churches, two stores, a school and a blacksmith's shop. The principal occupations were farming, dairying and lumbering.
 
Erected 2012 by The Fairfax County Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.025′ N, 77° 19.888′ W. Marker is in Fairfax Station, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Fairfax Station Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax Station VA 22039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fairfax Station
Fairfax Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
2. Fairfax Station Marker
(here, next to this marker); Type C31 (Cupola) Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish at St. Mary’s (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary’s Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); In this Church of St. Mary’s (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clara H. Barton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Payne’s Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fairfax Nike Missile Site (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax Station.
 
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Grounds of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2012
3. Grounds of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 727 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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