10 Facts About Falls Church


Falls Church is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Independent city of Falls Church is named for the 1734 Church of England house of worship named The Falls Church founded at the intersection of important Native American trails that were later paved and named Broad Street, Lee Highway and Little Falls Street.

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Cherry Hill Farmhouse and Barn, an 1845 Greek-Revival farmhouse and 1856 barn, owned and managed by the city of Falls Church, are open to the public on select Saturdays in summer.

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Falls Church is the smallest independent city by area in Virginia.

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Falls Church is where the first rural branch of the NAACP was established stemming from events that took place in 1915, when the town passed a segregation ordinance by creating segregated districts in the town.

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Falls Church is governed by a seven-member city council, each elected at large for four-year, staggered terms.

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Falls Church City is eligible to send up to three students per year to the Fairfax County magnet school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

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Falls Church News-Press is a free weekly newspaper founded in 1991 that focuses on local news and commentary and includes nationally syndicated columns.

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Primary roads serving Falls Church directly are U S Route 29 and Virginia State Route 7.

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In 2006, Falls Church entered into a sister city relationship with Kokolopori, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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