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Falls Church, Virginia

Falls Church dates back to the late 1600s as an early Colonial settlement shared with Native Americans. The community was established around The Falls Church (Episcopal) that was founded in 1734.

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Falls Church, Virginia, USA

The Falls Church
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Falls Church, Virginia, USA

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Falls Church, Virginia, USA

Old Falls Church (Episcopal)

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In 1734 The Falls Church—as it came to be known—was founded at its present site adjacent to the intersection of the important Indian trails.
At that time churches were outposts of government as well as worship. Not only was the Church of England—the official church of the Colony—wishing to make inroads in the vast wilderness of Northern Virginia, but the Colony's leaders wished to establish a beachhead of civilization as well.

Two acres were purchased from John Trammell, a local landowner, and a carpenter named Richard Blackburn built a wooden church. This stood until 1769, when the present brick church was designed and built by architect James Wren. George Washington, the future president, kept the bricklayer at his home in Mount Vernon. Washington, along with George Mason—the future author of the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution—was a church vestryman.
1895 - Falls Church
Falls Church, a post-village of Fairfax co., Va., on the Washington & Ohio Railroad, 11 miles W. of Washington, D.C. It contains 11 churches, a broom-factory, the Forbes Institute, and the Jefferson Institute. It is one of the most thriving towns in Virginia. Pop. 792.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
2023 - Falls Church has something for everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Falls Church, Virginia:
Cherry Hill Farmhouse: Start your visit by exploring the Cherry Hill Farmhouse, a historic home that offers guided tours, exhibits, and a glimpse into the city's past.

Falls Church Farmers Market: Visit the Farmers Market, held year-round on Saturdays, to sample fresh produce, artisanal foods, and local crafts.

Tinner Hill Historic Park: Learn about the civil rights history of Falls Church at Tinner Hill Historic Park, which commemorates the first rural branch of the NAACP.

The State Theatre: Catch a live music performance or show at The State Theatre, a historic venue that hosts a variety of events throughout the year.

Art Galleries: Falls Church has a thriving arts scene, with several galleries showcasing local talent. Check out the Falls Church Arts Gallery for rotating exhibitions.

Falls Church Distillers: If you're a fan of craft spirits, visit Falls Church Distillers for tours and tastings of their locally made whiskey, vodka, and gin.

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