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

Ballston

 
 
Ballston Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 3, 2017
1. Ballston Marker
Inscription. By 1900 a well-defined village called Central Ballston had developed in the area bounded by the present Wilson Boulevard, Taylor Street, Washington Boulevard, and Pollard Street. More diffuse settlement extended westward to Lubber Run and southward along Glebe Road to Henderson Road. The track of the Washington, Arlington, and Falls Church Electric Railroad ran along what is now Fairfax Drive; the Ballston Station was at Ballston Avenue, now Stuart Street. Here Clements Avenue, now Stafford Street, divided to pass on either side of an old Ball family graveyard.
 
Erected 1969 by Arlington County. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Location. 38° 52.95′ N, 77° 6.63′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Fairfax Drive and North Stafford Street, on the right when traveling west on North Fairfax Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welburn Square (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball's Crossroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peck Chevrolet (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lacey Car Barn
Ballston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
2. Ballston Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Maury School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buckingham (approx. half a mile away); Old Ball Family Burial Ground (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Ballston. Good article on history of Ballston except there is no proof for the assertion that the Ball family who lived in this area were related to George Washington. That apocryphal lore is also found on a different nearby historical marker! (Submitted on June 4, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.) 
 
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Central United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
3. Central United Methodist Church
This church adjacent to the marker was constructed in 1923 according to the church's website -- http://www.cumcballston.org/history
Ballston Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 4, 2017
4. Ballston Marker
The marker is to the right of the Central United Methodist Church of Ballston.
Ball Family Graveyard mentioned on marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
5. Ball Family Graveyard mentioned on marker
Looking west down Fairfax Drive from marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
6. Looking west down Fairfax Drive from marker
Looking south down Stafford Street from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
7. Looking south down Stafford Street from the marker
One of the gravestones from the small Ball Family graveyard. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 3, 2017
8. One of the gravestones from the small Ball Family graveyard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 813 times since then and 208 times this year. Last updated on February 28, 2014, by Bernard H. Berne of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on October 3, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 4, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6, 7. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   8. submitted on October 4, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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