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Historical Society of Fairfax County, Va.
Since 1951, The Historical Society of Fairfax County, Inc. has been
publishing biennial journals that focus on the richness of Fairfax County's
Well researched yet entertaining, the Yearbooks belong on the bookshelves
of genealogists, historians, archaeologists, scholars, students and everyone
interested in local history.
Some of our earliest Yearbooks are now out of print but may be viewed
at the Fairfax County Public Library's (FCPL) Virginia Room located on
the second floor at 10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030-2514
(Telephone: 703-293-6383). Most of the other volumes are available at
FCPL's local branch libraries.
Please browse through the titles included in the volumes published to
The Current Yearbook:
Volume 32 (2017) ....... $15.00
The Other Fairfax Family; The 1861 Secession Referendum in Fairfax County, Virginia; The Bog Wallow Ambuscade; The Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942: Roosevelt's "Tree Army."
Volume 31 (2007-08) ....... $15.00
Taverns of Northern Virginia; Boiled, Rubbed, Rinsed in a Tub: Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Laundry Practices; Testimony from the Court House: The Civil War Letters of Z. T. Miller from Fairfax Court House, Virginia, 1862; The 1864 Diary of Ebenezer E. Mason of Woodlawn; The History of Ira Gabrielson's Great Crest in Oakton.
Volume 30 (2005-06) ....... $15.00
Edith Moore Sprouse: A Curious Woman, 1923-2004;
Property of Citizens of Alexandria City and Fairfax County Confiscated
by the Federal Government during the Civil War; John Henry Chichester
of Mantua; Charge of the Gray Devils; Time Capsules in Fairfax County.
Volume 29 (2003-04) ....... $15.00
Henry Daingerfield and the Origin of Springfield;
A Civil War Action at Lewinsville, Virginia,
11 September 1861; Quite a Gala Day: Ring Tournaments in Fairfax County;
Outrage Near Spring Bank: Slave Resistance in Fairfax County.
Volume 28 (2001-02) ....... $15.00
George Washington: Waterman-Fisherman 1760 - 1799;
Colchester 1999; Oak Grove Revisited; Mexican War: The Final Muster Roll
of Company L, 1st Virginia Volunteer Infantry; The Bailey Family: From
Menagerie to Crossroads; The Home Front: Fairfax County during the Second
World War as Reported in the Pages of The Fairfax Herald.
Volume 27 (1999-2000) ... $15.00
Historical Societies of Fairfax County; The Hidden
History of Hidden Pond Park; Keene’s Mill Marked; Commissioners
of the Revenue, Fairfax County, VA; Lebanon Plantation: The Past on Pohick
Creek; "Old John": In Search of His Story; Ash Grove and the
Volume 26 (1997-98) Out of Print
Corcoran’s Irish Legion in Fairfax County:
1863 – 1864; Oak Grove The House that John H. Broders Built; Hey
Ho! Come to the Fair; The "Willing Workers": A Black Community
in Mason Neck; John Summers of Alexandria, VA, and his Descendants.
Volume 25 (1995-96) ....... $10.00
Jones & Melville: Encounter in the Pacific 1843;
Griffin Dobson: Servant to a Commodore; Murder at the Mill: My Search
for William H. Keene; Richard Ratcliffe: The Man, His Courthouse, His
Town; Lost Tanyards: Rediscovered in Fairfax County.
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Volume 24 (1993-94) ....... $10.00
The Shot Heard Round the World; Mount Erin; Where
Did the Hero’s Body Lie?; A Game of Cards at Hunter’s Mill;
The Good Old Days.
Volume 23 (1991-92) Out of Print
The Fairfax Camp; German POW’s; We’re
Still Here: Pamunkeys of Fairfax County; The Daniel French Families;
Fishing the Potomac; Wilmer McLean: the Centreville Years; Notes on the
Oliver House; Oh Fairfax: a Civil War Poem.
Volume 22 (1989-90) ........ $5.00
Hybla Valley’s going to Have a Boys’ Band;
The Collards of Groveton; Letters of Provost-Marshal Charles Cummings
1862; Sheep in Fairfax County History; "Charming Serenity":
Selected papers of Phebe Sweet Haight; Chantilly, VA: Historical Highlights.
Volume 21 (1986-88) Out of Print
The Scotts of Farmington; Jones Point, Haven of History;
Fairfax County 9,000 Years Ago; John N. Ballard; Meadowlark Gardens Regional
Volume 20 (1984-85) ........ $5.00
Paleo Indians: The First Virginians of Fairfax County;
The Social & Architectural History of "Woodbine"; The Generation
Occupation; To Build a Fire; The Gunnell Family of Fairfax County; Fairfax
County General Assembly Representatives; Civil War letter of Col. David
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Volume 19 (1983) ............. $5.00
Notes on Corbett’s Map of "The Seat of
War" in Northern Virginia; Centreville Military Railroad; And You
Thought You Had Money Problems; The Postal History of Fairfax County
During the Civil War; Postmarked Fairfax County 1861 – 1862; A
Virginia Artillery Camp at Centerville, VA; The Importance of Being Ardently
Committed; The Saga of Shuter’s Hill.
Volume 18 (1982) ............. $5.00
Address of Judge Harry L. Carrico to the Historical
Society of Fairfax County, June 19, 1982; Black Settlement in Forestville,
Vienna, & Lewinsville; Lee Chapel: A Brief History; This Silent City;
Wolf Trap Farm Park: A History of Land Ownership; The Washington, Great
Falls, & Dranesville Highway Co Inc.; Letter from John Marr to John
S. Pendleton, 1846; A Museum for Fairfax; The Good Ship George Washington;
Robert E. Lee in Northern Virginia
1865 – 1870.
Volume 17 (1981) ............. $5.00
Thomas Francis Mason: An Obscure Figure in Alexandria
History; An Inquiry into the History of Mills along Difficult Run; The
Great Falls Post Office; God & Country – The Reverends Read;
Fairfax County Marriages Prior to 1853 (cont.); Citizenship Records of
Fairfax County 1785 – 1859; Future of Alexandria.
Volume 16 (1980) ............. $5.00
The Independent Order of Good Templars, Fairfax County;
Joseph Leiter: His Road, His House, His History; Combe Cottage, First
Girls’ Academy in Fairfax County; Fairfax County Marriages Prior
to 1853; Col. John Colville, 18th Century Gentleman; The History of Arnon
Chapel in Great Falls; Capt. Burke, Son of Silas; Publications of Fairfax
Volume 15 (1978-79) ........ $5.00
The Capture & Escape of Capt. J. Owens Berry;
A History of New Alexandria before the Automobile; Address Delivered
by Mrs. Eleanor Lee Templeman
on Lt. William Triplett; St. Timothy’s Chapel; Matildaville: Support Town
of the Potowmack Canal; Marriage Bonds 1788, Fairfax; John Turley, Tobacco Inspector;
A History of Pleasant Grove & Gunnell’s Chapel; The WPA in Fairfax
County; A Poll List for the Election of Burgesses for Fairfax County in 1744.
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Volume 14 (1976-77) ........ $5.00
Nicholas Cresswell & Bryan Fairfax: Two Loyalists’ Views
of Revolutionary Alexandria; Development of Postal Service in Fairfax
County, VA 1750 – 1890; Fairfax County Post Offices & Postmasters
1774 – 1890; A Preliminary Investigation of Milling ...; Poor Relief
in Truro Parish 1732 – 1785.
Volume 13 (1973-75) ........ $5.00
A History of Public Education in Fairfax County;
Some Observations on Indians in Fairfax County on the Eve of European
Colonization; The Brent Family of Colonial Virginia; Pohick Close; George
Hunter Terrett; Spring Bank; Minutes of the Meetings of the Fairfax Historical
Society 1910 – 1917; Ferries & their Keepers in Old Fairfax
County; Muster Role of Captain Edward B. Powell Company, 2nd Regiment
Cavalry, 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, Virginia Militia, August 31st, 1861.
Volume 12 (1971-73) ........ $5.00
Court Minutes 1771.
Volume 11 (1970-71) ........ $5.00
George Turberville’s Grant of the Potomac;
Fairfax County Resolutions; The American Revolution & Northern Virginia;
A Genealogy of the Turberville Family; Windy Hill Farm; Official Records
of the Colonial Period in Fairfax County; Fairfax County
in 1887 – 1888; Truro Rectory; Richard Bland Lee
of Sully; Yankee Farmers in Northern Virginia
1840 – 1860.
Volume 10 (1969) ............. $5.00
Mount Vernon’s "Architect"; The
Gap Line; Tobacco, Tobacco Hogsheads, & Rolling Roads in Northern
Virginia; James Halley, Sergeant, 1st Virginia Regiment; The Fairfax
County Committee of Safety; The Engagement at Blackburn’s Ford;
Fairfax County as Portrayed by the Virginia Business Directory & Gazetteer
1906; Constitution & By-Laws of the Fairfax County Medical Society
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Volume 9 (1964-65) Out
Out of Wilderness and Marshes Mount Vernon Evolved;
Belvoir Manor; Lebanon; George Mason of Gunston Hall; Fairfax Arms and
Colchester; Rippon Lodge; Bel Air; Rockledge; Retirement; Hollin Hall;
Cleesh; Mount Eagle; Mount Erin; Mount Comfort; Pohick Church; Hayfield;
Woodlawn; Fort Hunt; The Quakers Come to Woodlawn; Union Farm; The Gibbs’
Home Place; Sherwood Farm & Surrounding Area; Along the River Front
– Wellington, Arcturus, Andalusia, Herbert Springs & Collingwood;
Wellington Villa & Vicinity; The Passing of a Landmark.
Volume 8 (1962-63) Out of Print
Then We Came to California: A Biography of Sarah
Volume 7 (1960-61) Out of Print
Thomas Lee at the Falls; Fairfax County Chapter,
American National Red Cross Honors Heroine of the Second Battle of Manassas;
Towlston Road; Sidelight of History; A History of the Oakton School;
Cornwell Farm; Oak Hill; Ossian Hall; Ravensworth; Maplewood; The Story
Volume 6 (1958-59) Out of Print
The Last Will & Testament of George Mason; Sully
Notes; Old Mills in the Centreville Area; Drover’s Rest; Recollections
of Rose Hill; A History of Sunset Hills Farm; Leeton.
Volume 5 (1956-57) Out of Print
History of Fairfax County; An Act Creating Fairfax
County; Uncle Tom Bushrod; Ratdenlinden, A Poem by Col. B. H. Jones from
a Yankee Prison; The Early Courts; St. John’s Episcopal Church,
Langley Parish; Minutes of Early Vestry Meetings at St. John’s;
Stonewall Jackson’s Way, A Poem found on a Dead Soldier of the
Old Stonewall Brigade.
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Volume 4 (1955) Out of Print
McLean, Fairfax County, VA; A Day at Woodlawn with
the Lewises; The Centreville Community
1720 – 1860; History of the Dividing Line Between Fairfax & Loudoun
Counties; The Secession Election in Fairfax County May 23, 1861; General Stoughton’s
Capture; A History of Clifton; Picture Postcard Industry; Stuart’s Burke
Station Raid Dec. 26 – 31, 1862; An Account of Mosby’s Raid by One
of Stoughton’s Men; The Barons of Cameron & Fairfax.
Volume 3 (1954) Out of Print
Action along the Union Outposts in Fairfax; Longstreet
at Blackburn’s Ford, July 18, 1861; Ravensworth; History of Railroads
in Fairfax County; A Buried Treasure; The Great Falls of the Potomac;
Archives of Burgundy.
Volume 2 (1952-53) Out of Print
Manuscripts Acquired; History of Fairfax County Before
the Revolution; Colonial Churches in Fairfax County; Skirmishes Near
Bailey’s Cross Roads; Fox Hunting in Fairfax County; A Chronological
Outline of the Life of George Mason; Martha Washington’s Will and
the Story of its Loss & Recovery.
Volume 1 (1951) Out of Print
Manuscripts Acquired; Activities of
the Historical Society; Selected Bibliography on Fairfax County, VA; Historical
Sketches by Capt. S. Roszel Donohoe; John S. Mosby; Antonia Ford; Historical
Potomac Canals; Battle of Fairfax Courthouse; Account of the Death of
Captain Marr; Letter Concerning Battle of Fairfax by Mrs. Robert E. Lee;
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Mail to: P.O. Box 415, Fairfax, VA 22038