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

Fairfax Court House

 
 
Fairfax Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
1. Fairfax Courthouse Marker
Inscription.
Built 1800
Old Town Fairfax

This building is on the National Register of Historic Places. George and Martha Washington’s wills were recorded here and still remain in this complex. Confederate President Jefferson Davis reviewed strategy in the tavern across the street with his generals on October 1 and 2, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 50.722′ N, 77° 18.422′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is on Chain Bridge Road (Virginia Route 123) south of Main Street (Virginia Route 236), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. It is at the stairs up from the sidewalk on Chain Bridge Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joshua Gunnell House (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tribute to The Men of Fairfax County (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfax County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fairfax Court House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monument to John Q. Marr (about 300 feet away);
Marker and Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
2. Marker and Courthouse
Old Fairfax Jail (about 400 feet away); Ralston's Store (about 400 feet away); Nickell's Hardware (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Old Fairfax Courthouse image. Click for full size.
March 15, 2008
3. Old Fairfax Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,531 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2008. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 15, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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