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Fairfax County, Virginia

Fairfax County administrative offices are located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035; phone: 703‑324‑7329.

Fairfax County Neighborhoods

Home on East Greenwood in the Henry Albertson Historic District

Photo: Bloomfield (Holly Knoll), ca. 1858, 12000 Leesburg Pike, Herndon, VA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013. Photographed by User:LeiferJM (own work), 2014, [cc-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed June, 2021.


The county was established in 1742 and named for Thomas Fairfax [1693-1781] a British Lord who inherited substantial land in the Virginia Colony.

In 1969 Fairfax County created 13 Historic Overlay Districts (HOD) to better protect certain unique areas of historical significance to residents and visitors. These districts are: Bull Run Stone Bridge, Centreville, Colvin Run Mill, Dranesville Tavern, Huntley, Lake Anne Village Center, Langley Fork, Mount Air, Pohick Church, Robey's Mill, Saint Mary's Church, Sully and Woodlawn. These heritage resources continue to be recognized as major contributors to the quality of life in Fairfax County and to its reputation as one of the major centers for cultural tourism in Virginia and the United States. [1]

  1. Historic Overlay Districts of Fairfax County, www.fairfaxcounty.gov, accessed September, 2016.