Lorton is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Fairfax County.


Lorton was originally founded as Lorton Valley, so named by Joseph Plaskett, the first postmaster. He had petitioned for a post office to be added to his general store, and opened on November 11, 1875.

Present Day

The Noman M. Cole, Jr., Pollution Control Plant along with the I-95 Landfill Complex is responsible for the smell in Lorton.

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