Centreville is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, settled by the English in
the 1720s. During the American Civil
War (1861–1865), its elevated topography and its proximity to Washington,
D.C., made Centreville attractive to both the Union and Confederate armies. So, too,
did the junction of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad with the Manassas Gap line, a few miles to the
southwest, which allowed the village to be used as a supply depot throughout. . .
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