10 Facts About Annandale Virginia


In 1830 the community of Annandale Virginia was named by a Scottish settler, after the town named Annan located at the mouth of the River Annan.

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The first businessman to locate in Annandale Virginia was William Garges, who built a blacksmith shop and a livery stable at the intersection of Columbia Pike, Little River Turnpike and Backlick Road, which would become the center of town.

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Annandale Virginia is bordered to the north by West Falls Church, to the east by Lake Barcroft and Lincolnia, to the south by North Springfield, and to the west by Wakefield and Woodburn.

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Annandale Virginia region is bisected by Accotink Creek, which in Colonial times was a primary link for ocean-going ships that would load tobacco and other goods where Little River Turnpike - Annandale Virginia's oldest road and the first toll road in America - crosses it.

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Annandale Virginia is home to a large working-class White community, and is one of the few remaining areas in Fairfax County where the group has a notable presence.

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The influx of Koreans to Northern Virginia and Annandale can be traced to the ease of commute into the District of Columbia for federal employees, the quality of its schools, and even the opening of an office of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority in Seoul.

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Educational institutions in Annandale Virginia include facilities operated by the Fairfax County Public Schools.

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Private schools located in Annandale include Grasshopper Green, Kenwood School, Hope Montessori School, Montessori School of Northern Virginia, Oakwood School, Pinecrest School, and Westminster School.

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Annandale Virginia has parks scattered across its geographical region and a number of them are maintained by the Fairfax County Park Authority.

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In 2016, a contentious video posted onto YouTube in 2014 about Annandale, Virginia resurfaced and reached over a million views after the creator, named Angelo Mike, posted it onto Reddit himself.

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