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

Herndon: A Summer Resort

 
 
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By Devry Jones, April 2, 2018
1. Herndon: A Summer Resort Marker
Inscription. Around the turn of the 19th century, Herndon became a popular summer destination for those looking for a change of pace from Washington D.C. An hour ride by train provided a convenient option for visitors to enjoy the Virginia countryside in Herndon. A prominent Washington D.C. attorney, J.J. Darlington, was one of the most notable summer residents during this period. On this site, his Darlington Grove estate regularly hosted parties with distinguished guests and became a center of social activity in town.
 
Erected by Town of Herndon.
 
Location. 38° 58.054′ N, 77° 22.906′ W. Marker is in Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Van Buren Street (Virginia Route 666) and Monroe Street, on the right when traveling south on Van Buren Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 Van Buren Street, Herndon VA 20170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rail Strike of 1916 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herndon Town Square (approx. ¼ mile away); Mosby's Raid (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of Those Lost in World War II (approx.
Herndon: A Summer Resort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 2, 2018
2. Herndon: A Summer Resort Marker
¼ mile away); Mosby’s Herndon Station Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herndon Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tracks Into History (approx. 0.3 miles away); This is W&OD Trail: Herndon! (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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