The area that now comprises the City of Fairfax was first settled in the early 1700s by farmers migrating from Virginia’s Tidewater region for religious and economic reasons. Fairfax County was established in 1742, when Alexandria, where the county court was located, temporarily became a part of the District of Columbia. The county court was established at the corner of what was then called Little River Turnpike (Main Street) and Ox Road, a major regional crossroads both then and now. The little town surrounding the court was then known as Earp’s Corner and in 1805, by an act of the state legislature, named the Town of Providence. However, for years it was commonly called “Fairfax Court House” and was officially renamed the Town of Fairfax in 1874.
Through the early 20th century, the Town of Fairfax remained a community of farms and small estates, with a tiny core of commerce, government and society in the few blocks surrounding the courthouse. But in the 1950s and 1960s, Fairfax grew rapidly (including an almost 700 percent increase in population during the ’50s). In 1961, the town was incorporated as the City of Fairfax. The city’s boundaries expanded in three directions as it grew to its present 6.4 square-miles. After an early-’70s peak of 22,700, the population has stabilized at around 21,000. However, new home construction is increasing the population yet again.
In 1805 the area surrounding the Northern Virginia crossroads, then known as Earp’s Corner was, by an act of the Virginia General Assembly, officially named the Town of Providence. It was referred to as Fairfax Court House, consequently it was officially renamed the Town of Fairfax in 1874 and became the City of Fairfax in 1961. In the heart of an area that is historically rich, the City of Fairfax marks its bicentennial in 2005 with a number of official and cultural events.
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