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Abingdon Plantation

 
 
Abingdon Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
1. Abingdon Plantation Marker
Note the Braille inscription also included on the marker.
Inscription.  The land that Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport occupies today was once part of Abingdon Plantation. Abingdon was the home of George Washington’s stepson, John Parke Custis, and birthplace of Washington’s beloved granddaughter, Nelly.

Historically intertwined with prominent families of Virginia, Abingdon weathered the Civil War and the end of plantation live. The encroachment of industry finally took its toll on Abingdon, which deteriorated until it burned in 1930. The ruins of the plantation house remain preserved on this hill as a testament to the history of this land.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAir & SpaceSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 38° 51.075′ N, 77° 2.685′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is located between the parking garages at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Custis Family (here, next to this marker); The Hunter Family (here,
Abingdon Plantation Marker flanked by the Hunter Family and Custis Family Markers image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 12, 2008
2. Abingdon Plantation Marker flanked by the Hunter Family and Custis Family Markers
next to this marker); Abingdon Plantation Restoration (a few steps from this marker); The Industrial Age (a few steps from this marker); Abingdon (a few steps from this marker); The Alexander Family (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ages of Abingdon (within shouting distance of this marker); Ronald Reagan (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
More about this marker. A Braille version of the marker's inscription is included on the marker, as well as a map of the immediate area around the marker as it appears today.
 
Also see . . .  Abingdon Plantation. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Bernard H. Berne of Arlington, Virginia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,192 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 17, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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