Arlington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Force of Nature
After becoming the president in 1901, the lifelong naturalist established national parks, monuments, forests, bird reserves, and game preserves on over 230 million acres of public land. His actions to protect America’s history, scenery and wildlife are reflected in the memorial and landscape you can experience today.
Mason’s Island was transformed in the 1930s from tangled and overgrown woods into Theodore Roosevelt Island – a living memorial to honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist.
Location. 38° 53.74′ N, 77° 3.993′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia. Touch for map. Marker is on the Roosevelt Island parking lot near the bridge to the Island, accessible from the northbound lanes of the George Washington Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22209, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indian Villages and Captain John Smith (a few steps from this marker); Fort Haggerty Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away in District of Columbia); Making the Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away in District of Columbia); Mason Mansion about 1900 (approx. ¼ mile away in District of Columbia); Causeway (approx. ¼ mile away in District of Columbia); The Mason Estate (approx. 0.3 miles away in District of Columbia); Naturalist (approx. 0.3 miles away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Categories. • Environment • Notable Persons • Parks & Recreational Areas • Politics •
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