Dear Editor,

The Virginia Board on Geographic Names has been notified by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (USBGN) that they have received a proposal to name a tributary to Rabbit Branch, "Shanes Creek." The stream is 1.3miles in length and heads at 38°48’55”N, 77°18’16”W, flows SE through the Kings Park West neighborhood and into Rabbit Branch at Lake Royal in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The Virginia Board on Geographic Names is looking for input from the residents of Fairfax County on naming this tributary "Shanes Creek." Comments regarding this decision can be sent by January 1, 2020 to

Cassandra Farrell

Virginia Board on Geographic Names

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