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Fairfax City Historical Markers

Map of Virginia State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Fairfax

Fairfax City Historical Markers

Fairfax Churches
Alfred Street Baptist Church
Alfred Street Baptist Church is home to the oldest African American congregation in Alexandria, dating to the early 19th century. It has served as a p... [click for more]

Fairfax General Interest
Franklin and Armfield Slave Office (1315 Duke Street)
Isaac Franklin and John Armfield leased this brick building with access to the wharves and docks in 1828 as a holding pen for enslaved people being sh... [click for more]

Freedmen’s Cemetery
Federal authorities established a cemetery here for newly freed African Americans during the Civil War. In January 1864, the military governor of Alex... [click for more]

Jones Point
American Indians first frequented Jones Point to hunt and fish. The point is likely named for an early English settler. By the 1790s, military install... [click for more]

Mosby’s Midnight Raid
Col. John Singleton Mosby formed the 43d Battalion Virginia Cavalry to weaken the armies invading Virginia by harassing their rear. Near midnight on 8... [click for more]

Washington-Rochambeau Route-- Alexandria Encampment
Most of the American and French armies set sail from three ports in Maryland--Annapolis, Baltimore, and Head of Elk--in mid-Sept. 1781 to besiege the ... [click for more]