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

Hybla Valley Airport

 
 
Hybla Valley Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By A.M. Hicks, March 23, 2012
1. Hybla Valley Airport Marker
Inscription.  Virginia's first airport permit was granted to Elvin W. Robertson's Hybla Valley Airport in February 1929. As President of Mount Vernon Airways, he utilized the airfield as a site for barnstorming and air circuses. Robertson, Fairfax Supervisor Chairman W.F.P. Reid, and the president of Germany's Zeppelin Company envisioned the field to be an ideal airport for the Hindenburg's passenger and mail service. Additionally, the site was a contender for the Washington regional airport. US Navy pilots trained and government surplus aircraft were sold here during World War II. Ashburn Flying Service operated the field from 1945 until its closing in 1956.
 
Erected 2010 by Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1929.
 
Location. 38° 44.994′ N, 77° 5.01′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection
Hybla Valley Airport Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By A.M. Hicks, March 23, 2012
2. Hybla Valley Airport Marker
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of Richmond Highway (U.S. 1) and Fordson Road, on the right when traveling south on Richmond Highway. Located in the landscaped grass strip at the south end of Five Guys retail location adjacent to Historic US Route 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7622 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria VA 22306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gum Springs (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodlawn Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); US Route 1 Wall of Aviation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peake Family Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Huntley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories (approx. 1.2 miles away); Your View, Your Voice (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
More about this marker. Marker Installed March 23, 2012.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hybla Valley Airport. (Submitted on March 24, 2012.)
2. Beacon Field Airport. (Submitted on March 24, 2012.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Hybla Valley Airport Marker - Location
Marker is easiest to see from the 5 Guys restaurant parking lot.
    — Submitted May 19, 2015, by Marty Smith of Stafford, Virginia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2012, by Friends of Beacon Field Airport of Fairfax County, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,217 times since then and 198 times this year. Last updated on January 4, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2012, by Friends of Beacon Field Airport of Fairfax County, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022