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The Falls Church

In 1734 a wooden church was built to serve Truro Parish. By 1757, the building was commonly known as "The Falls Church". As the original wooden church fell into decay, George Washington and George William Fairfax were appointed churchwardens to contract for a new building in 1763. Designed by James Wren, the new building was finished in 1769, at which point it became the seat of the newly-formed Fairfax Parish. This building remains to the present day. The photograph was taken during the Civil War.

Contributed by George Seitz

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