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

Hunter's Crossroads

 
 
Hunter's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2012
1. Hunter's Crossroads Marker
Inscription.  One of the routes at this historic intersection is Glebe Road, developed in the 18-th century to connect Alexandria with northern Arlington. Columbian Turnpike was built in 1808 between the Long Bridge to Washington and the Little River Turnpike at Annandale. In the late 1850s, Louisa Hunter gave land on the norteast corner of the crossroads to a Methodist Church known as Hunter's Chapel. During the Civil War, Federal troops dismantled the church for its building materials after using the structure as a picket post, blockhouse, commissary, and stable. Following the Civil War the congregation used other buildings in this area. Today's successor, Arlington Methodist Church, stands two blocks to the north on Glebe road.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionRoads & VehiclesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 51.7′ N, 77° 5.513′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection
Hunter's Crossroads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2012
2. Hunter's Crossroads Marker
of Glebe Road (State Highway 120) and Columbia Pike (State Highway 244) on Glebe Road. 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. Alcova (approx. 0.2 miles away); Travers Family Graveyard (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Berry (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Arlington Radio Towers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Roland Herman Bruner (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Richardson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles Drew House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Very busy intersection of Glebe Road and Columbia Pike today image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2012
3. Very busy intersection of Glebe Road and Columbia Pike today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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