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Welcome to Jefferson ...

Jefferson is located in Fairfax County.

Jefferson is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<1>.

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

Area codes for Jefferson: (703) & (571)<2>

Communities near Jefferson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
College Park (MD)   [Map]   32,303   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Gaithersburg (MD)   [Map]   68,710   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Greenbelt (MD)   [Map]   23,489   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Hyattsville (MD)   [Map]   18,333   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Rockville (MD)   [Map]   68,401   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   160,035   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jefferson.

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Jefferson: This one is located in Fairfax County and the other is located in Powhatan County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jefferson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jefferson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jefferson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jefferson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...

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

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jefferson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jefferson.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Fairfax County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson. 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: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Jefferson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jefferson) 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 Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8646, Longitude: -77.1878     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jefferson.

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