To request editing rights on the Wiki, click here.

Fairfax Parish, Virginia

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  Fairfax Parish

Christchurchalexandriavirginia.jpg

History[edit | edit source]

Fairfax Parish has served Fairfax County, Virginia. The Falls Church (aka Little Falls Church) fell within the bounds of Fairfax Parish and earlier, Truro Parish.[1] Christ Church in Alexandria, St. Paul's Church in Alexandria,  and Lower Church (location forgotten) also fell under the jurisdiction of Fairfax Parish.[2]

Founded[edit | edit source]

Boundary[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemetery
[edit | edit source]

Burials at Christ Church in Alexandria began as early as 1767. A survey of the graves at this cemetery was published in 1992.[4] FHL Book 975.5296 V3p v. 3 (Volume III, Pages 133-159).

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Meade's 1861 history of Fairfax Parish is available online.[2]

Rev. George S. Somerville's history of The Old Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[5]

Helen Norris Cummings's history of Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[6]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial parish registers have been lost.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Falls Church," in National Register of Historic Places Inventory, p. 8, accessed 17 February 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  3. Freddie Spradlin, "Parishes of Virginia," VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; Hening's Statutes at Large; Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).
  4. Wesley E. Pippenger, Tombstone Inscriptions of Alexandria, Virginia (Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1992).
  5. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 129-133.
  6. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 134-138.