Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Abingdon

 
 
Abingdon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
1. Abingdon Marker
Inscription.  
Birthplace of Nellie Custis
the adopted daughter of
General George Washington
Original land grant 1669
Purchased by John Parke Custis
in 1778 from the Alexanders
for whom Alexandria Virginia
was named

Destroyed by fire in 1930

The ruins preserved 1933 by the
Washington Branch of the
Association for the Preservation
of Virginia Antiquities

 
Erected 1933 by Washington Branch of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 38° 51.075′ N, 77° 2.675′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is located between the parking garages at Ronald Reagan National Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 Industrial Age (here, next to this marker); Abingdon Plantation Restoration (here, next to this marker); Abingdon Plantation
Abingdon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
2. Abingdon Marker
Marker has a great view of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and occasionally a passing Metro train.
(a few steps from this marker); The Custis Family (a few steps from this marker); The Hunter Family (a few steps from this marker); The Alexander Family (a few steps from this marker); The Ages of Abingdon (within shouting distance of this marker); Ronald Reagan (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Site of Abingdon Plantation House - History in Alexandria Virginia. (Submitted on June 17, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Abingdon Plantation. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Bernard H. Berne of Arlington, Virginia.)
 
Abingdon Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
3. Abingdon Markers
Abingdon House Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
4. Abingdon House Ruins
Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis Lewis image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 11, 2018
5. Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis Lewis
This c. 1804 painting by Gilbert Stuart hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,034 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on February 4, 2009, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on December 13, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Paid Advertisement
Sep. 27, 2020