Jermantown, Virginia

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Jermantown, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Jermantown is located in Northern Virginia
Jermantown
Jermantown
Jermantown is located in Virginia
Jermantown
Jermantown
Jermantown is located in the US
Jermantown
Jermantown
Coordinates: 38°51′25″N 77°19′56″W / 38.85694°N 77.33222°W / 38.85694; -77.33222Coordinates: 38°51′25″N 77°19′56″W / 38.85694°N 77.33222°W / 38.85694; -77.33222
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID 1495006[1]

Jermantown is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Various parts of Jermantown are included within the independent city of Fairfax to its south and east. Today, this once rural community is centered at the intersection of Jermantown Road and Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. Route 50). The Old Jermantown School [2] was located at the present site of Providence Elementary School.

History

Map of Ox Hill battle

Jermantown/Germantown, located near the critical intersection of the Little River Turnpike (today Route 50) and Warrenton Turnpike (today Route 29), was part of the Ox Hill battlefield on September 1, 1862, and was held by Union troops under General Joseph Hooker.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jermantown, Virginia
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jermantown school


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