The City is part of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located only six miles from the Nation's Capital and inside the Capital Beltway. The City's downtown is situated at the intersection of Virginia Route 7 and U.S. Route 29. The City is served by Interstate 66, the East Falls Church and West Falls Church Metro stations, and by several convenient bus routes.
Falls Church dates back to the late 1600s as an early Colonial settlement shared with Native Americans. The community was established around The Falls Church (Episcopal) that was founded in 1734. Falls Church became a township in 1875 and an independent city in 1948, when parents successfully obtained its separation from Fairfax County in an effort to establish a highly acclaimed school system. More information about the City's storied past is available at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Local History Room.
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