Lorton, Virginia

Lorton is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia. The population was 17,786 at the 2000 census. Lorton is named for the little town in the Lake District Park, Cumbria in merry old England, the hometown of Mr. Joseph Plaskett who settled in the area running a general store and opened the Lorton Valley, Virginia Post Office on November 11, 1875. Lorton, Virginia is a little known and much misrepresented community in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County.