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

Herndon: A Summer Resort

 
 
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By Devry Jones, April 2, 2018
1. Herndon: A Summer Resort Marker
Inscription.  Around the turn of the 19th century, Herndon became a popular summer destination for those looking for a change of pace from Washington D.C. An hour ride by train provided a convenient option for visitors to enjoy the Virginia countryside in Herndon. A prominent Washington D.C. attorney, J.J. Darlington, was one of the most notable summer residents during this period. On this site, his Darlington Grove estate regularly hosted parties with distinguished guests and became a center of social activity in town.
 
Erected by Town of Herndon, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 58.054′ N, 77° 22.906′ W. Marker is in Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Buren Street (Virginia Route 666) and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling south on Van Buren Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 Van Buren Street, Herndon VA 20170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Herndon: A Summer Resort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 2, 2018
2. Herndon: A Summer Resort Marker
distance of this marker. The Rail Strike of 1916 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herndon Town Square (approx. ¼ mile away); Mosby's Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); Herndon Fortnightly Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Herndon Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away); Herndon Dairy Farming (approx. ¼ mile away); 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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