Local History

Stories and Legends of the West Springfield Area

Although the West Springfield area was not home to famous historic figures like George Washington and George Mason, or the site of Civil War battles like Chantilly and Dranesville, it might seem on first glance that our area doesn’t have much history. However, if you look a little deeper, you will find people, stories, and events that we feel are every bit as rich with history. We invite you to explore the discoveries we have made by using the links below.  As the process of digging deeper into our area’s past is still an ongoing one, check back in future as we will be adding new content as new discoveries are made.

What’s in a Name?

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the name Springfield for our community? Find out in this video produced for Fairfax County Public Schools’ cable television channel Red Apple 21.