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Fairfax Station Overview

Fairfax Station is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County. The name refers to the now defunct train station on the old Orange & Alexandria Railroad that served nearby Fairfax Courthouse (Fairfax City today) in the 1800s. Following the First and Second Battles of Manassas in the American Civil War, St. Mary's Catholic Church was converted into a field hospital for wounded Union troops. Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, attended the injured at St. Mary's.

Today Fairfax Station is a bedroom community in the Washington, D.C., suburbs. The Fairfax Staton Museum sits on the site of the original train depot. Popular Burke Lake Park, once considered as a possible location for Dulles International Airport, also sits in Fairfax Station.

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