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Ball's Crossroads
Ball's Crossroads Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, June 6, 2012
1. Ball's Crossroads Marker
Inscription. This intersection has been a focal point since about 1740, when two roads were developed, one from the future site to Alexandria to the mouth of Pimmit Run, the other from Awburyís Ferry (at the site of Rosslyn) to the Falls Church. The first came to be known as the Glebe Road because it passed the glebe of Fairfax Parish and in order to distinguish it from other roads to the Falls. The second was eventually named Wilson Boulevard in honor of President Wilson. The intersection became known as Ballís Crossroads when Ballís Tavern was established here in the early 1800ís.
Erected 1969 by Arlington County. (Marker Number 26.)
Location. 38° 52.81′ N, 77° 6.78′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and North Glebe Road, on the right when traveling east on Wilson Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22201, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welburn Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peck Chevrolet (about 700 feet away); Ballston (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lacey Car Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buckingham (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maury School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wright Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
Ball's Crossroads Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, June 6, 2012
2. Ball's Crossroads
Looking west on Wilson Boulevard to the intersection with Glebe Road
Modern restaurant behind marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, June 6, 2012
3. Modern restaurant behind marker
Although this marker discusses Arlington's 18th century history, there are few remnants of that time left at this location.
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 477 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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