Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Falls Line
Erected by The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
Location. 38° 54.082′ N, 77° 15.114′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Talahi Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail, at the access path from Talahi Road. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna VA 22180, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies Civil War Action at Vienna (approx. ¼ mile away); Electric Trains on the W&OD (approx. 0.4 miles away); On June 17, 1861 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freeman Store and Museum (approx. ¾ mile away); Vienna Centennial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vienna Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tracks into History (approx. 0.8 miles away); Salsbury Spring (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vienna.
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a picture of a train on the Great Falls Line captioned, “A small steam locomotive stops at Cherrydale in Arlington, along GF&OD around 1908.” The marker also has portraits of John R. McLean and Sen. Stephen Elkins. A small inset reproduces an advertisement used for the W&OD describing services to Great Falls.
This marker is one of a standard set used along the trail, and is duplicated elsewhere.
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