Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with a population of 1,081,726 as of the 2010 census. The county is also the most populous jurisdiction of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Area, comprising 19.8% of the MSA population.
Fairfax County was formed in 1742 from northern Prince William County. It was named after Thomas Fairfax, proprietor of the Northern Neck. The name Fairfax is derived from the Old English phrase for “blond hair.” The oldest settlements in Fairfax County were located along the Potomac River, with George Washington building his home, Mount Vernon, facing the river.
Fairfax County’s revolves around professional services and technology, and is home to major employers such as Volkswagen Group of America, Hilton Worldwide, Northrop Grumman, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, General Dynamics and ICF International. The Tysons Corner CDP of Fairfax County is Virginia’s largest office market and the largest suburban business district in America, with over 26 million square feet of office space.
Annual events include the “Celebrate Fairfax!” festival (June) and the International Children’s festival (September), and Fairfax County also boasts numerous arts venues, such as Alden Theater, ArtSpace Herndon, Greater Reston Arts Center, James Lee Community Center Theater and Vienna Arts Society.
The Fairfax County Courthouse is located at 4110 Chain Bridge Road. You can reach a legal professional at (703) 691-7320.