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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Moses Ball Grant

 
 
Moses Ball Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Burdick, October 19, 2010
1. Moses Ball Grant Marker
Inscription. Moses Ball (1717-1792), the ancestor of generations of prominent Arlingtonians, received a 91-acre grant on this land from Lord Fairfax in 1748. The property remained in the Ball Family until 1818. It is thought that Ball built his home on a rise north of the existing spring about 200 yards east of this marker. George Washington, who owned an adjacent tract of land south of Four Mile Run, surveyed his tract on April, 22, 1785, in company with Moses Ball.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 51.66′ N, 77° 7.725′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Carlin Springs Rd., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the bus stop in front of the parking lot for Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington VA 22204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlin Community Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ball-Carlin Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 7 (approx. ¼ mile away); John Ball House (approx. ¼ mile
Moses Ball Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 14, 2016
2. Moses Ball Grant Marker
The marker is near the bus stop in front of the Virginia Hospital Center Urgent Care facility at 601 S. Carlyn Springs Rd.
away); Carlin Springs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Glencarlyn Station (approx. half a mile away); Bailey’s Crossroads (approx. half a mile away); Mary Carlin House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Additional keywords. Ballston
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Spring mentioned on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 7, 2012
3. Spring mentioned on the marker
A plaque used to be attached to the spring house. The plaque has been removed but I believe I read somewhere that the plaque said George Washington drank out of the spring when he surveyed his adjacent property with Moses Ball.
Moses Ball homesite image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 7, 2012
4. Moses Ball homesite
The rise where the Moses Ball home was located is in the background of this photo. Barely visible in the foreground is the spring house.
Moses Ball Grant spring house marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 14, 2016
5. Moses Ball Grant spring house marker
The small marker attached to the spring house reads:

In memory of
Moses Ball
1717-1792
who patented this land
1748
Moses Ball Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 14, 2016
6. Moses Ball Grant Marker
An early spring view of the spring house and the Ball homesite, which is to the east of the health care facility's parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Burdick of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Don Burdick of Arlington, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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