Introduction to Fairfax, California
Dr. Alfred W. Taliaferro was the first settler in the area. He arrived from Virginia, and most likely named the town after Fairfax, Virginia, which was named in honor of Lord Charles Snowden Fairfax.. The Coast Miwok Native Americans inhabited the area before Taliafero arrived. The Fairfax Incline Railway arrived in the city in 1913. The first school in Fairfax was built in 1908.
Fairfax and nearby Attractions
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
- Camron - Stanford House
- Muir Woods National Monument
- Agate Beach County Park
- Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Things To Do In Fairfax
Local parks include the John F McInnis County Park, Paradise Beach County Park, the Charles Lee Tilden Regional Park and the Tomales Bay State Park. Museums nearby include the Cable Car Museum, the USS Hornet Museum, the Habitot Children's Museum and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, the Alvarado House and the Fort Point National Historic Site are all located in Fairfax as well. The Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Fairfax Community Church and the Saint Ritas Roman Catholic Church are some of the local houses of worship.
San Francisco International is the nearest major airport.
Fairfax Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Contra Costa College, the College of Marin and the University of California-San Francisco.