Jermantown, Virginia

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Not to be confused with Germantown, Virginia. ‹See Tfd›
Jermantown
Unincorporated community
Jermantown is located in Virginia
Jermantown
Jermantown
Location within the Commonwealth of Virginia
Coordinates: 38°51′25″N 77°19′56″W / 38.85694°N 77.33222°W / 38.85694; -77.33222Coordinates: 38°51′25″N 77°19′56″W / 38.85694°N 77.33222°W / 38.85694; -77.33222
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 1495006[1]

Jermantown is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA. Various parts of Jermantown are included within the independent city of Fairfax to its south and east. Today, this once rural community is centered at the intersection of Jermantown Road and Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (U.S. Route 50). The Old Jermantown School [2] was located at the present site of Providence Elementary School.

History[edit]

Map of Ox Hill battle

Jermantown/Germantown, located near the critical intersection of the Little River Turnpike (today Route 50) and Warrenton Turnpike (today Route 29), was part of the Ox Hill battlefield on September 1, 1862, and was held by Union troops under General Joseph Hooker.

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