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Welcome to Great Falls ...

Great Falls is located in Fairfax County<1>.

The location of Great Falls has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Great Falls is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Great Falls lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Great Falls: (703) and (571)<4>

Websites for Great Falls ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fccc.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Great Falls, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Great Falls ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Great Falls - they are located in Maine (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Montana, New York and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Great Falls.

Communities near Great Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Great Falls.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Great Falls
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<6>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
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    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Great Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<6>
  • Rockville [Montgomery County]
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    • Rockville [Montgomery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Great Falls
    • Estimated population in 2019: 68,079 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockville<6>
  • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Gaithersburg [Montgomery County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Great Falls
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaithersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 67,985 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaithersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaithersburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Leesburg [Loudoun County]
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      • Leesburg [Loudoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesburg<6>
    • Manassas [Manassas City]
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      • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Great Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,085 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<6>
    • College Park [Prince George's County]
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      • College Park [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Park<6>
    • Herndon [Fairfax County]
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      • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<6>
    • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfax
      • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Great Falls
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<6>
    • Hyattsville [Prince George's County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattsville
      • Hyattsville [Prince George's County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Great Falls
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattsville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Great Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Great Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Great Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Great Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Great Falls. See our Newspapers Page for Great Falls.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Great Falls ...

Looking for more information about Great Falls? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Great Falls, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Great Falls.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Virginia

About Fairfax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Great Falls. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Fairfax County: www.co.fairfax.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Fairfax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Great Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Great Falls) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Great Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Great Falls

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Great Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9982, Longitude: -77.2883       In this case, the coordinates for Great Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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