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The independent city of Fairfax, Virginia is surrounded by and is the seat of Fairfax County. Originally chartered as the Town of Providence in 1805. In 1874, the town was renamed the Town of Fairfax in honor of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, was granted 5 million acres which included the site of the current City of Fairfax. It became an independent city in 1961, becoming the City of Fairfax.

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