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

Dunn Loring Station

 
 
Dunn Loring Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 22, 2009
1. Dunn Loring Station Marker
Inscription.  As an attraction for potential home-buyers, the Loring Land and Improvement Company constructed a railroad station on the site just to your right for the planned subdivision of Dunn Loring. An 1880s advertisement notes that "Good railroad accommodations are provided; a tasteful and comfortable depot has been erected...and telegraph and postal arrangements have been made."

Unlike most other stations, which were built in a standardized style by the railroad, the Dunn Loring station reflected the late Victorian character of the surrounding homes and businesses. After passenger service stopped in 1951 the station functioned as a post office. It was torn down in 1963.
 
Erected by The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the NOVA Parks, and the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
 
Location. 38° 53.502′ N, 77° 
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13.351′ W. Marker is in Dunn Loring, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Sandburg Street, on the right when traveling south. Located along the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail at the site of the old Dunn-Loring Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dunn Loring VA 22027, 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. Tracks into History (here, next to this marker); Camp Alger (here, next to this marker); Wedderburn Station (approx. one mile away); A Memorial to the Four Chaplains (approx. 1˝ miles away); Luther P. Jackson High School (approx. 1.6 miles away); We will never forget. (approx. 1.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunn Loring.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker is a photo of a Westbound train at Dunn Loring Station, 1950s. The station was built in 1887. On the upper right is an inset drawing of the original plat for Dunn Loring.
 
Also see . . .  W & OD Railroad. Wikipedia article offering details of the railroad and a list of stations. (Submitted on November 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Markers at the Site of Dunn Loring Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 22, 2009
2. Markers at the Site of Dunn Loring Station
Dunn Loring Neighborhood image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 22, 2009
3. Dunn Loring Neighborhood
The neighborhood retains some of the Victorian appearance, even some 100 years later.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,138 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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