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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Arlington Chapel
 
Site of Arlington Chapel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Voltaggio, April 20, 2010
1. Site of Arlington Chapel Marker
 
Inscription. Arlington's first house of worship, the Chapel of Ease of Arlington Plantation, was near this location. George Washington Parke Custis built it about 1825 for his family, neighbors, and servants. Services were conducted by students from the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria. Union soldiers burned the building at the beginning of the Civil war. The congregation was reestablished after the war when it met in abandoned federal barracks in this vicinity. The Trinity Episcopal church, now located at South Wayne street and Columbia pike, is the successor congregation.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 51.997′ N, 77° 4.335′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Pike (Virginia Route 244) and Orme Street, on the right when traveling west on Columbia Pike. Click for map. Marker is located on the corner of the Sheraton National Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 South Orme Street Arlington, VA 22204, Arlington VA 22204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedman's Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Freedmanís Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry W. Gray House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Edwin Peary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Matthew Alexander Henson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Albany (approx. 0.4 miles away); U.S. Coast Guard Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prospect Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Arlington Chapel Marker on the corner of Orme Street and Columbia Pike. Photo, Click for full size
By Christopher Voltaggio, April 20, 2010
2. Arlington Chapel Marker on the corner of Orme Street and Columbia Pike.
 
 
Site of Arlington Chapel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By A. Taylor, December 27, 2015
3. Site of Arlington Chapel Marker
Location of marker, after updating of intersection. This picture was taken with Columbia Pike at my back looking north along Orme St.
 
 
View from Site of Arlington Chapel marker Photo, Click for full size
By A. Taylor, December 27, 2015
4. View from Site of Arlington Chapel marker
This is the view across Orme St from where the marker stands. Notice the Air Force Memorial in the distance.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2010, by Christopher Voltaggio of Glen Rock, United States. This page has been viewed 733 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2010, by Christopher Voltaggio of Glen Rock, United States.   3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2015, by A. Taylor of Laurel, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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