Formerly known as Manassas Junction, Manassas is an independent city of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In the 1860’s it was the battlegrounds of the first major land battles of the American Civil War, the First and Second Battles of Manassas – also known as the First and Second Battle of Bull Run.
During the Civil War, Manassas Junction was more than a railroad crossing. Its rails lead to Richmond, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Shenandoah Valley. Following the war, the crossroads grew into the town of Manassas, which was incorporated in 1873. In 1892, Manassas became a part of Prince William County, replacing Brentsville, Virginia. But in 1975, Manassas became an independent city.
Today Manassas has become a popular suburb of Washington, D.C. with its popular historic district, Cannon Branch Fort, Liberia and the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,821.
Living in Manassas
Manassas is known for their wonderful museums and charming old town historic district. Explore their family owned shops, restaurants and year round farmers market.
For additional activities within Manassas, please visit the Virginia is For Lovers – Manassas Page
The City of Manassas is served by the Manassas City Public Schools. Some schools in the Prince William County Public Schools district have Manassas addresses; they serve areas outside of the Manassas city limits.
Also in the vicinity of Manassas are branch campuses of American Public University System, George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, ECPI College of Technology and Strayer University.
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To learn more about Manassas, please visit their county page at: http://www.manassascity.org/
Source Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manassas,_Virginia