Burke in the War of 1812 – The Coffer Brothers Dash to D.C.

Burke was rural and sparsely populated in the early 19th century. The 1810 Federal Census counted only 13,111 people in the entirety of Fairfax County.  “Burke” was part of the Providence District; the “Burke” name was still decades away. The Coffer family settled in Burke through a 378 acre land grant to Francis Coffer in […]

Learning About Burke History

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How many people know that Burke is named after the 19th-century farmer, merchant and local politician, Silas Burke…

Taking a Trip Back in Time

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If it weren’t for a group of concerned citizens in the 1950s, Burke could have very well been the site of a major airport…