Saint Mary of Sorrows

Saint Mary of Sorrows
Saint Mary of Sorrows
Fairfax Station Road and Route 123
Fairfax, VA 22039
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Fairfax City
Phone: (703) 978-4141
Saint Mary of Sorrows

St.Mary's Church was built in 1858 for Irish immigrant workers constructing the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. After the Second Battle of Manassas and the Battle of Chantilly, Union and Confederate wounded were brought to the church to be cared for by Clara Barton, who later founded the American Red Cross.

Last Updated: 7/6/2006 3:57 PM
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