Give the Gift of the Past: “Fairfax Stories 1607-2007”

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

Dec. 18, 2007

Give the Gift of the Past: “Fairfax Stories 1607-2007”

Looking for a last-minute gift idea? Give the gift of the past with “Fairfax County Stories 1607-2007.”

This historical anthology is available for $10 in paperback or $25 in hardback. It can be bought in-person or by phone through the county’s Maps and Publications Center, Suite 156, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, 703-324-2974, TTY 711. Shipping and handling will be charged for books delivered by mail.

The book covers 400 years of the county’s fascinating characters, stories, pictures and history — including everything from spies to ghosts to politics.

Inside its 260 pages, readers can learn about a suspected confederate spy; a ghost at Keene Mill School; the migration of Filipino Americans; homeland security Cold War style; and more. Excerpts can be read at

“Fairfax County Stories” was published by the Fairfax County Virginia 2007 Community Citizen Planning Committee. The group initiated this project to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

For more information about “Fairfax Stories” or Fairfax County’s 2007 program, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711, or visit


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