Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount Vernon Trail
George Washington Memorial Parkway
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Theodore Roosevelt Island
This wooded island is a tribute to the vision of our 26th president. Explore, on foot, 2.5 miles of trails and the memorial plaza.
Lady Bird Johnson Park
Take time to visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove, a living memorial to our 36th president, and the Navy and Marine Memorial, honoring merchant marines lost at sea.
It is a great place to begin a hiking or biking trip, launch a boat, or watch planes landing or taking off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
No longer an island, this area is known for sailing, fishing, and field sports.
City of Alexandria
Founded in 1749, Alexandria is recognized for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture and historic attractions. Enjoy Old Town's waterfront parks and river view. Follow bikeway signs along Union Street.
Jones Point Park
Visit the Jones Point Lighthouse, an inland lighthouse which operated from 1836 to 1925. Look for the cornerstone that commemorates what was once the southernmost corner
Belle Haven Park
This is a popular picnic area and a perfect place to start a trip along the Mount Vernon Trail.
Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve
Enjoy a quiet hike through a 240 acre wetland. Over 200 species of birds have been sighted within the preserve.
Fort Hunt Park
Begin a trip along the trail or stop for a picnic and learn about the role Fort Hunt played in the Spanish American War and World War II.
Enjoy, fishing, picnicking, and scenic river views.
Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
George Washington's home on the Potomac River and the southern end of the Mount Vernon Trail.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Government & Politics • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1749.
Location. 38° 53.729′ N, 77° 3.999′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Mount Vernon Trail, on the right when traveling south. Marker is near the bridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indian Villages and Captain John Smith (a few steps from this marker); Force of Nature (a few steps from this marker); Fort Haggerty (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away in District of Columbia); Making the Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away in District of Columbia); Mason Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away in District of Columbia); Urban Wilderness (approx. ¼ mile away in District of Columbia); Causeway (approx. ¼ mile away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.