Fairfax County

Detailed Civil War Map of Northern Virginia

Now this is an incredible, detailed map of Virginia outside of Washington. Click on it for a much larger version. Source: Library of Congress
Tysons Corner history: What it looked like in 1936

Tysons Corner History, Formerly Peach Grove

Tysons Corner or Tysons used to be called Peach Grove. William Tyson owned a farm west of DC which would become the site of a major shopping mall.
dairy farm advertisement in 1950

Identify This Fairfax Dairy Farm From 1950

Check out this advertisement from 1950. This was printed in The Washington Post. Does anyone recognize this home? UPDATE: We quickly received a Tweet from @daddylive9 pointing out that the farm still stands today at the intersection...

1864 Civil War Map of Fairfax and Loudoun Counties

This is a great old map that we dug up at the Library of Congress. It shows Fairfax County and the surroundings near the end of the Civil War. Source: Library of Congress
May 1st, 1760

1,000 Acres to Lease in Fairfax County (1760)

How cool is this? It’s a really, really old advertisement from the Maryland Gazette in Annapolis, printed on May 1st, 1760. It’s an ad for a large tract of land for rent in Fairfax, about 40...
Fairfax

Cool! Rural Mail Delivery Routes for Fairfax County

This is totally fascinating. It’s a map from 1912, published by the U.S. Post Office, showing the rural delivery routes for Fairfax County, back when things were really different and there were plenty of farms there....
Civil War map of Confederate fortifications outside Washington

1861 Line of Rebel Fortifications Outside Washington

Happy Saturday GoDCers! We are digging through old maps to post next week, and we uncovered some great old Civil War maps in the Boston Public Library archives, including this one of the rebel fortifications just...
Falls Church today (Wikipedia)

Falls Church: Washington’s Quaint Suburb

Below is the great opening paragraph of an article from the Washington Times. “Hello, central. Gimme Leesburg.” “Leesburg? O. K. There you are.” The central office which really places you in communications with Leesburg is situated...
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