Manassas is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city is surrounded by Prince William County and the independent city of Manassas Park. The City of Manassas is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area and it is situated in the Northern Virginia region. In July 1861, the First Battle of Manassas – also known as the First Battle of Bull Run – the first major land battle of the American Civil War, was fought nearby. Following the war, the crossroads grew into the town of Manassas, which was incorporated in 1873. In 1892, Manassas became the county seat of Prince William County, replacing Brentsville, Virginia. In 1975, Manassas became an independent city. The Manassas Historic District, Cannon Branch Fort, Liberia, and Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The City of Manassas is served by the Manassas City Public Schools. There are five elementary schools in Manassas, one middle school, and one high school. In 2006, Mayfield Intermediate School opened, serving students in fifth and sixth grade. Also in the vicinity of Manassas are branch campuses of American Public University System, George Mason University, Northern Virginia city College, ECPI College of Technology and Strayer University.
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