History

Centreville’s oldest schools

Fairfax County Public Schools put together this video highlighting the oldest schoolhouses in the Centreville District, which includes Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, and Fair Oaks.

quaker guns in Centreville

Centreville’s “Quaker Guns”

The heights of Centreville were strategically significant during the the Civil War, offering panoramic views to the west. Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston needed to withdraw his troops from Centreville in March 1862, but removing the army’s cannons would have alerted the Union troops, situated just miles away, that he intended to leave. So, he replaced …

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