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Brandymore Castle

 
 
Brandymore Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
1. Brandymore Castle Marker
Inscription. This landmark was first described in 1724 by surveyor Charles Broadwater as "the rock stones called Brandymore Castle." Research in 1972 established that the natural formation matched the boundary descriptions on the 18th century land grands from Lord Fairfax to William Gunnel, James Going and Simon Pearson, George Harrison, John Carlye and John Dalton, and Captain Charles Broadwater. The origin of the name "Brandymore" is unknown, but this rocky outcrop resembles the collapsed battlements of an old castle with Four Mile Run serving as a moat.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 53.052′ N, 77° 9.154′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Custis Memorial Highway (Interstate 66), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is best reached from the parking lot for East Falls Church Park, off North Roosevelt Street. The marker is along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail Park, which runs next to the interstate at this point. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. SW No. 9 Mile Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away); East Falls Church
Brandymore Castle Marker along the W & OD Trail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
2. Brandymore Castle Marker along the W & OD Trail
(approx. half a mile away); Granite Acroterion (approx. 0.6 miles away); East Falls Church Station (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fairfax Chapel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Taylorís Tavern (approx. 0.7 miles away); Falls Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Crossman House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Some of the Outcroppings image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 4, 2008
3. Some of the Outcroppings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,178 times since then and 275 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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