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Fairfax is named for Thomas Fairfax, who was the 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and proprietor of the Northern Neck.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Fairfax County

E – Fairfax County

S – Fairfax County

W – Fairfax County

Independent City                                   State map highlighting Fairfax

Created:  1961


City Hall / Courthouse – Fairfax


Location:  10455 Armstrong Street / Chain Bridge Road

Built:  1960 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Saunders & Pearson

Contractor:  E H Glover Inc.


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building faces north and was completed in 1962. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Fairfax. The north front has a two story portico with four white colored columns supporting a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a white colored cupola with open section at the top. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is located in the City Hall Annex on the south side of the buildingh. The building houses the City General District Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit. The building was renovated and expanded in 2000 to 2002. The architect was Mosley Architects and the contractor was Dustin Construction.


See:  The Fairfax County Judicial Center at 4110 Chain Bridge Road and Judicial Drive houses the City Circuit Court and City Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit.


History:  The Independent City was created in 1961. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1960 to 1962.



City Hall / Courthouse – Fairfax









Photos taken 2013