Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (October 22, 1693 – December 9, 1781). Various place names in Northern Virginia and West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle are named after him—most notably Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 3) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)