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

Carlin Springs

 
 
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By Kevin Vincent, July 7, 2012
1. Carlin Springs Marker
Inscription.  In 1872 John F. Carlin developed here a popular resort which could be reached by train from Washington and Alexandria. His establishment included two springs, an ice cream parlor, a restaurant, a dance pavilion, and a swimming hole at the confluence of Four Mile Run and Lubber Run. It remained popular until about 1887, when the property was sold to the developers of Glencarlyn. They demolished the resort buildings, but preserved the natural park, which was acquired by Arlington County in 1943.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesNatural Features.
 
Location. 38° 51.92′ N, 77° 7.37′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 2nd Street and South Jefferson Street, on the left when traveling east. In Glencarlyn Park (approach from 2nd Street South and South Jefferson Street entrance). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glencarlyn Station (about 800 feet away, measured
Carlin Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 14, 2016
2. Carlin Springs Marker
in a direct line); John Ball House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ball-Carlin Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Carlin Community Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Mary Carlin House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moses Ball Grant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 7 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reevesland (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .  Glencarlyn Park website. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
 
Carlin Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 14, 2016
3. Carlin Springs Marker
A view of the marker to the north, with Arlington Boulevard in the distance.
Carlin Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 14, 2016
4. Carlin Springs Marker
Four Mile Run is to the left of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 860 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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