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

John Ball House

 
 
John Ball House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, April 21, 2012
1. John Ball House
Inscription. In 1742, John Ball received a 166-acre land grant from Lord Fairfax and became one of the first settlers in this area. The oldest portion of the present house is a one-story 18th century log cabin that was probably built by John Ball. In 1772, six years after Ball’s death, the property was acquired by William Carlin, once George Washington’s tailor. The Carlin family was associated with this area for over a century thereafter. The two-story portion of the house was added about 1885. In 1975, Mrs. Marian Sellers, the last private owner, donated this structure to the Arlington Historical Society.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 51.82′ N, 77° 7.51′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on 3rd Street South, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5620 3rd Street South, Arlington VA 22204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ball-Carlin Cemetery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Carlin Community Hall ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carlin Springs ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Glencarlyn Station
John Ball House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 14, 2016
2. John Ball House Marker
( approx. 0.2 miles away); Moses Ball Grant ( approx. ¼ mile away); Mary Carlin House ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SW 7 ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington's Survey Marker (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Regarding John Ball House. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Interior of the John Ball cabin image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 7, 2012
3. Interior of the John Ball cabin
John Ball cabin image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 7, 2012
4. John Ball cabin
John Ball House image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 14, 2016
5. John Ball House
A "window" has been left on the western end of the house in order to show some of the original logs used in its construction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 691 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 15, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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