History Commission

Fairfax County, Virginia



The City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Lynne Garvey-Hodge,

Fairfax County History Commission Historical Roadside Markers

Fairfax County History Commmission Historical Roadside MarkersFairfax County's Historical Marker Program began in January 1998 when the History Commission approved a design and agreed to fund a distinctive marker for Fairfax County. While this marker was generally modeled after Virginia's roadside markers, by state code it had to have a distinctive appearance. With colors derived from George Washington's Fairfax Militia uniform, these buff and blue roadside markers are emblazoned with the Fairfax County seal. Many of the requests for historical markers are initiated by the public or by proffers from developers. These sources have provided more than half of the funds supporting the program to date. 

Related Resources

Full Listing of Fairfax County Historical Roadside Markers

Historical Marker Guidelines

Procedures for Nominating a Historical Highway Marker

Application for History Commission Marker

License Agreement for Placement of Historical Markers

Sample Marker Draft Text

Fairfax Virtual Assistant