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

Barcroft

 
 
Barcroft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 21, 2013
1. Barcroft Marker
Inscription. In 1880 Dr. John W. Barcroft rebuilt the Arlington Mill. The name of the railroad station here was subsequently changed from Arlington to Barcroft, and that became the name of the residential community which developed eastward along Columbia Pike. This community, left to its own devices, developed an active civic league and its own church, school, and neighborhood house.
 
Erected 1969 by Arlington County Virginia. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Location. 38° 51.389′ N, 77° 6.594′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Pike (Virginia Route 244) and South Four Mile Run Drive, on the right when traveling west on Columbia Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Arlington Mill (here, next to this marker); Barcroft Community House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington's Survey Marker (was approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Southwest No. 6 Boundary Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Carlin Springs
The Arlington Mill and Barcroft markers image. Click for full size.
By Ed Glancy
2. The Arlington Mill and Barcroft markers
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Travers Family Graveyard (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Ball House (approx. one mile away); The Ball-Carlin Cemetery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .  Barcroft Neighborhood website. (Submitted on June 16, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Barcroft Community House image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, July 21, 2013
3. Barcroft Community House
The original Barcroft church/school/community house referenced in the marker. It is still in use as the neighborhood community house today and has its own marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on July 25, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 16, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 21, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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