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Minor's Hill

 
 
Minor's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2009
1. Minor's Hill Marker
Inscription. To the northwest is Minor's Hill, so called for George Minor who lived on the far side at the time of the Revolution. It is the highest elevation in the county. In the fall of 1861, it was the site of a Confederate outpost. Afterwards there was a Federal signal station at the top of the hill. Here at the foot of the hill was a large cantonment housing the reserve force supporting the Federal outposts in Fairfax County.
 
Erected by Arlington County Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 54.102′ N, 77° 9.462′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Powhatan Street and 35th Street N, on the right when traveling north on Powhatan Street. Click for map. Located in Minor Hills Park. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Federal Boundary Stone NW 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crossman House (approx. 0.7 miles away); George Nicholas Saegmuller (approx. one mile away); Original West Corner Stone (approx. one mile away); John Saegmuller House
Minor's Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2009
2. Minor's Hill Marker
(approx. one mile away); East Falls Church Station (approx. one mile away); East Falls Church (approx. one mile away); Little Falls Road (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
Minor Hill Today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2009
3. Minor Hill Today
The "summit" of Minor Hill is to the northwest of the marker, between Rockingham Street (seen here to the right) and 35th Street. The area today is a residential neighborhood, with no identifiable traces of the Civil War activity.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,131 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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