The passage of time has brought with it vast alterations to the landscape of Northern Virginia and Fairfax County. Once a sleepy rural area dotted with a few small villages, it has changed into a bustling suburb that is now home to thousands of people. Throughout its history, Fairfax County has hosted presidents, been home to slave traders and been a strategic component in multiple campaigns during the Civil War. “Remembering Fairfax County, Virginia,” by longtime local historian Karl Reiner, is a collection of historical vignettes that captures not only the essence of the events and people who have shaped the history of Fairfax County, but also their impact on the Old Dominion. From the influence of presidents such as George Washington to forgotten battles during the Civil War, this collection chronicles the history of Fairfax County during some of the most influential periods in American history.
Title: Remembering Fairfax County, Virginia
Author: Karl Reiner is a 1971 graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Publisher: The History Press (April 24, 2006; third printing 2010)
Description: Paperback, 128 pages