Fairfax Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The 2010 Census cites 12,030 residents. Fairfax Station is an affluent community in Northern Virginia. Its center is located 20 miles (31 km) southwest of Washington, D.C.
Fairfax Station was originally a railroad station, with proximity to Fairfax, the county seat. Clara Barton tended to Union and Confederate troops in Fairfax Station. A small skirmish was fought at Brimstone Hill near Fairfax Station during the American Civil War; during the War, near Fairfax Station ConfederateGeneral J. E. B. Stuart telegraphed President Lincoln complaining of the poor quality of the Federal mules he had stolen.