Place:Fort Hunt, Fairfax (county), Virginia, United States


NameFort Hunt
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates38.733°N 77.058°W
Located inFairfax (county), Virginia, United States

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Fort Hunt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. It is one of the wealthiest places in the United States, and is most famous for the site of former P.O. Box 1142, a military interrogation center during World War II. It is also notable for its high population of senior citizens and for being one of the first suburbs in wealthy Fairfax County. Nearby CDPs include Mount Vernon, Virginia (southwest), Belle Haven, Virginia (north) and Hybla Valley, Virginia (west). The population was 16,045 at the 2010 census.

Fort Hunt encompasses the 22308 ZIP code of Alexandria, composed of much of the most affluent section of southeast Fairfax County, close to the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Potomac River, including the neighborhoods of Riverside Gardens, Tauxemont, Herbert Springs, Waynewood, Plymouth Haven, Potomac Valley - River Bend, Collingwood, Stratford Landing, Stratford on the Potomac, Hollin Hall, Wellington, Arcturus and (in ZIP code 22307) Villamay and Marlan Forest. As of the 2010 Census, Fort Hunt also includes the neighborhoods of Hollindale in ZIP code 22306 and much of Hollin Hills in 22307. Prominent Fort Hunt residents include Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, and Former House Speaker Bob Livingston.

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