Covering Annandale, Bailey's Crossroads and Seven Corners in Fairfax County, Virginia

Oak Hill Day offers a history lesson

For the first time since before the Covid pandemic, the community got a chance to explore Oak Hill in person. The Oak Hill property in Annandale is the last remaining remnant of the 24,000-acre Ravensworth Tract granted to William Fitzhugh in 1685. On Oak Hill Day, on Sept. 17, local residents toured the first floor … Continued

Explore a Park: Ossian Hall Park

This article is part of our series on parks in the Annandale/Mason District area. See other stories in the series in the Parks tab. Ossian Hall Park, located at 7900 Heritage Drive next to Annandale High School, offers sports fields for AHS athletes and the community, free outdoor concerts in the summer, and playgrounds for … Continued

Oak Hill Day will be in-person

For the first time since the start of the Covid pandemic, historic Oak Hill will host an in-person open house.The 2022 Oak Hill Day will be held Sept. 17, noon-4 p.m., at the historic property in Annandale. Visitors can park at the Nancy Sprague Technology Center, 4414 Holborn Ave., Annandale, and take a free shuttle … Continued

Mason District not likely to be renamed

The Fairfax County Redistricting Advisory Committee is not expected to recommend that the name “Mason District” be changed. According to the RAC’s draft report, the Mason and Mount Vernon Subcommittee agreed neither district be renamed. The RAC is scheduled to present its recommendations to the Board of Supervisors by March 1. The BoS will make … Continued

Alternative names proposed for Lee Highway

The Confederate Names Task Force has recommended renaming Lee Highway and Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway and presented several possible alternatives to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Feb. 8. For Lee Highway (Route 29), the task force recommended these new names:• Cardinal Highway• Route/Highway 29• Langston Boulevard/Highway• Lincoln-Douglass Highway• Fairfax Boulevard/Highway For Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route … Continued

Historic marker project engages students

The Historical Marker Project, launched by the Fairfax County School Board and Board of Supervisors earlier this month, is aimed at encouraging students to bring attention to the accomplishments of lesser-known people and communities. The project will initially focus on the county’s Black/African American communities and will expand to other underrepresented stories in the coming … Continued