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Manassas, Virginia, is forever associated with the two Civil War Battles that took place nearby in 1861 and 1862. Manassas was founded as a railway junction point in the 1850s and its strategic location as a transporation crossroads determined the role it was to play in the Civil War.
Manassas today would strike visitors as a typical suburban community. Shopping centers, chain restaurants, and cinemas are present along Sudley Road (Route 234). Residents work in Washington, DC, 35 miles away, and in neighboring Prince William and Fairfax Counties. Long-time residents, however, are keenly aware of the city's unique heritage. Old Town Manassas strives to preseve a small-town look and feel. Historic homes, churches, storefronts, and the Southern Railway depot are found here. For travelers, Manassas is the gateway to the Shenandoah Valley and to the Piedmont region of Virginia. Travelers interested in tracing Civil War history in Virginia can begin their journey at Manassas National Battlefield Park. Manassas is conveniently reached via Interstate 66 from Washington.