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Local History

Virginia Room Research

Local History

Formed in 1742, Fairfax County has a long and fruitful history. The Virginia Room, located on the second floor of the City of Fairfax Regional Library, collects, preserves, and makes accessible local history resources. Researchers can find historical information on Fairfax County individuals, locations, and events. This Local History page serves as a guide to some of our local history resources which include:

  • Photographs
  • Yearbooks
  • Local Newspapers
  • Subject Files
  • Archival Collections

Questions? Email the Virginia Room:

Virginia Room COVID-19 Project

Be part of the FCPL Virginia Room's historic project to collect primary source material regarding Fairfax County residents' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit your stories, photographs, journal entries, short video clips, art images, or other digital files using this online form. (If you don't have a Google account, you can email the Virginia Room your stories or other documents at

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