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The Arlington Mill

 
 
The Arlington Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2020
1. The Arlington Mill Marker
Inscription.  The land along Four Mile Run in this area belonged to George Washington and was known as Washington Forest. Later it became part of the Arlington estate. The Columbia Turnpike was built through here in 1808 to link the Long Bridge at Washington with the Little River Turnpike to the west. In 1836 G.W.P. Custis built a grist mill here where the turnpike crossed Four Mile Run. It was destroyed during the Civil War (as the supposed property of R.E. Lee), but was rebuilt in 1880, continued in operation until 1906, and was destroyed by fire in 1920.
 
Erected 1949 by Arlington County Virginia. (Marker Number 28.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 51.389′ N, 77° 6.593′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Pike (Virginia Route 244) and South Four Mile Run Drive, on the right when traveling west on Columbia Pike. 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
The Arlington Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 7, 2020
2. The Arlington Mill Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barcroft (here, next to this marker); Flow Of Time (within shouting distance of this marker); Barcroft Community House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 6 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Reeb Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia Sanctuary (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carlin Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Travers Family Graveyard (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Looking at site of Arlington Mill image. Click for full size.
By Ed Glancy, May 4, 2013
3. Looking at site of Arlington Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on May 16, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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