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

Fort Runyon: Defending the Capital

 
 
Fort Runyon: Defending the Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2019
1. Fort Runyon: Defending the Capital Marker
Inscription.  Fort Runyon once stood on this site. Built by Union troops at the start of the Civil War, the fort guarded access to the Virginia end of the Long Bridge, which led directly across the Potomac River to the heart of Washington, D.C. The fort strategically sat astride two major thoroughfares, the Columbia and Washington-Alexandria Turnpikes, and adjacent to a major railroad line. No visible remains of Fort Runyon exist.
 
Erected by The Boeing Company.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsForts or CastlesRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Defenses of Washington series list.
 
Location. 38° 51.929′ N, 77° 2.978′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on 6th Street South east of Long Bridge Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 929 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington VA 22202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The March Across the Long Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Defenses of Washington
Fort Runyon: Defending the Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2019
2. Fort Runyon: Defending the Capital Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Arlington Transformed by War (a few steps from this marker); The Union Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Known Units Garrisoned at Fort Runyon (a few steps from this marker); Fort Runyon after the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); A Historic Junction (approx. 0.2 miles away); New and Renewed Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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 98 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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