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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Ballston
 
Ballston Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
1. Ballston Marker
 
Inscription. By 1900 a well-defined village called Central Ballston had developed in the area bounded by the present Wilson Boulevard, Taylor Street, Washington Boulevard, and Pollard Street. More diffuse settlement extended westward to Lubber Run and southward along Glebe Road to Henderson Road. The track of the Washington, Arlington, and Falls Church Electric Railroad ran along what is now Fairfax Drive; the Ballston Station was at Ballston Avenue, now Stuart Street. Here Clements Avenue, now Stafford Street, divided to pass on either side of an old Ball family graveyard.
 
Erected 1969 by Arlington County.
 
Location. 38° 52.95′ N, 77° 6.63′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Fairfax Drive and North Stafford Street, on the right when traveling west on North Fairfax Drive. 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 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball's Crossroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peck Chevrolet (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lacey Car Barn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maury School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buckingham (approx. half a mile away); Old Ball Family Burial Ground (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Central United Methodist Church Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
2. Central United Methodist Church
This church adjacent to the marker was constructed in 1923 according to the church's website -- http://www.cumcballston.org/history
 

 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Ballston. Good article on history of Ballston except there is no proof for the assertion that the Ball family who lived in this area were related to George Washington. That apocryphal lore is also found on a different nearby historical marker! (Submitted on June 4, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.) 
 
Ball Family Graveyard mentioned on marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
3. Ball Family Graveyard mentioned on marker
 
 
looking west down Fairfax Drive from marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
4. looking west down Fairfax Drive from marker
 
 
looking south down Stafford Street from the marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
5. looking south down Stafford Street from the marker
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 236 times since then. Last updated on February 28, 2014, by Bernard H. Berne of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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