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Welcome to Lorton ...

Lorton is located in Fairfax County<1>.

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

Lorton is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Lorton: (703) & (571)<4>

Websites for Lorton ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fccc.org/

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

Communities Also Named Lorton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Lorton - they are located in Alabama and Nebraska.

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

Communities near Lorton ...

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

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Lorton
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lorton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<6>
  • Manassas [Manassas City]
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    • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Lorton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<6>
  • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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    • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Lorton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City]
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      • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Lorton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<6>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
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      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Lorton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<6>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
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      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Lorton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Church
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<6>
    • La Plata [Charles County]
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      • La Plata [Charles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Lorton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plata have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Plata<6>
    • Dumfries [Prince William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumfries
      • Dumfries [Prince William County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Lorton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,922 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumfries
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumfries<6>
    • Indian Head [Charles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Head
      • Indian Head [Charles County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Lorton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Head have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Head<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 Lorton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lorton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lorton. 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 Lorton.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lorton ...

Looking for more information about Lorton? 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 Lorton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lorton.

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About Fairfax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lorton. 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 Lorton - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lorton) 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 Lorton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lorton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lorton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7043, Longitude: -77.2278       In this case, the coordinates for Lorton 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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