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By Margaret C. Peck

the city of Herndon is located at the western fringe of Virginia's picturesque Fairfax County. within the 18th and early nineteenth centuries, this a part of Fairfax County was once basically agricultural, and as extra settlers arrived farming flourished. Early citizens chanced on woods, flat open fields, outcroppings of rocks, and possible soil through the quarter. via 1857, the set up of the railroad line introduced summer time citizens, commuters, and actual property builders to the realm. Residential progress persisted into the twentieth century, as extra Washington, D.C. employees selected Herndon as a handy city from which they can go back and forth to their jobs. From 1959 to 1961, the railroad line skilled busy years while it was once used to haul sand and building fabrics to construct neighboring Dulles Airport, which opened in 1962. even though the quarter has turn into a middle of web know-how, with a number of excessive tech businesses positioned within the zone, Herndon nonetheless keeps a small-town charm.

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