The Historical Marker Project started in 2022 with an initial focus on the Black/African American experience. The project’s purpose is to reveal narratives and oral histories of Fairfax County’s African American communities, whose rich history, culture, and accomplishments are underrepresented in our history books.
Students from K-12 (public, private, homeschooled etc.), classrooms and youth groups submitted suggested topics for new Historical Markers throughout Fairfax County. A committee of community members are currently reviewing submissions. The markers commemorate an event, person or location of historical significance within the county.
Here are some examples of markers throughout Fairfax County.