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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Arlington County, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Arlington County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Arlington County, VA (450) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (347) Fairfax County, VA (688) Falls Church Ind. City, VA (137) Washington, DC (2434) Montgomery County, MD (714)  ArlingtonCounty(450) Arlington County (450)  Alexandria(347) Alexandria (347)  FairfaxCounty(688) Fairfax County (688)  FallsChurch(137) Falls Church (137)  D.C.(2434) Washington (2434)  MontgomeryCountyMaryland(714) Montgomery County (714)
Arlington is the county seat for Arlington County
Adjacent to Arlington County, Virginia
      Alexandria (347)  
      Fairfax County (688)  
      Falls Church (137)  
      Washington, D.C. (2434)  
      Montgomery County, Maryland (714)  
 
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1Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders"
On Ord and Weitzel Drive.
Dedicated in memory of the United States Colored Troops, citizens, freed slaves, and contraband of Freedman's Village by the descendants and friends.Map (db m15009) HM WM
2Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — "Price of Freedom"Created by Greg Wyatt 2010 — Sponsored by Newington Cropsey Foundation —
Near Memorial Avenue west of Virginia Route 110, on the left when traveling west.
Iwo Jima Okinawa Peleliu Midway Coral Sea Guadalcanal Battle of the Philippine Sea Leyte Gulf Babble of the Bulge Operation Overloard D-Day Invasion Operation Torch Invasion of Northern Africa Crossing the . . . Map (db m137191) WM
3Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — "The Borinqueneers"65th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army
On Lawton Drive.
Dedicated to the men of the 65th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, for their valor and patriotism during the Korean War, 1950 - 1953. Official seals of the Department of the Army and the 65th Infantry Regiment . . . Map (db m77574) WM
4Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Rosslyn — 70,000 Marines Helped Raise That Flag on Iwo JimaUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On US Marine Memorial Circle north of North Marshall Drive.
"…to Marines it's not about the individuals and never has been...what they did together and what they represent remains most important. That doesn't change." —General Robert B. Neller USMC Commandant, . . . Map (db m171755) HM WM
5Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Cherish these forest trees…Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial — George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Sherman Drive north of Sheridan Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Cherish these forest trees… Marquis de Lafayette
Towering groves of oak and chestnut treats once shaded the grounds of Arlington House. A dark, leafy backdrop made the pale-colored bricks . . . Map (db m204428) HM
6Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — FREED, 2021Walter Hood — Laser cut aluminum panel and metallic gold urethane topcoat. —
On Shirlington Road south of 24th Street South, on the left when traveling north.
Artist and landscape designer Walter Hood took inspiration for the design of the John Robinson, Jr. Town Square from the surrounding history of Green Valley. Over the course of six years, Hood engaged residents and community leaders in the design . . . Map (db m214447) HM
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7Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Kingdom of my childhoodArlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial — George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Sherman Drive, 0.1 miles north of Sheridan Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Kingdom of my childhood Mildred Lee, the youngest of the Lee children, in her recollection of the flower gardens
Through her bedroom window, Mary Custis gazed over a blooming acre of pinks, . . . Map (db m204421) HM
8Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — Wheelhouse, 2021Mark Reigelman II — Painted aluminum, mirrored stainless steel and reclaimed cypress —
On South Four Mile Run Drive at South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west on South Four Mile Run Drive.
Wheelhouse explores the industrial history of the Jennie Dean Park site through the lens of the great American pastime—baseball. Inspired by the mill that stood in this location in the early 1700's and the park's rich recreational . . . Map (db m214512) HM
9Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 101st Airborne Division
On Memorial Drive near Schley Drive.
"The 101st has no history but it has a rendezvous with destiny." Major General William C. Lee Aug 19, 1942Map (db m4923) WM
10Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 104th Infantry Division
On Roosevelt Drive, 0 miles west of Weeks Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated by 104th Infantry Division In memory of Our Fallen Brothers World War IIMap (db m98621) WM
11Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 12th Pennsylvania Volunteer InfantrySpanish-American War
On Sheridan Avenue at Reba Place, on the right when traveling south on Sheridan Avenue.
This tablet erected by the 12th Penna. Vol. Infantry in memory of the officer and men of the Regiment who died in service during the Spanish-American War at Fort Myer, Va.—Camp Alger, Va. and elsewhere. Dedicated May . . . Map (db m70858) HM WM
12Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 13th Airborne Division13 August 1943 - 25 February 1946 — Ft. Bragg, NC - Camp Mackall, NC - France —
On McClellan Drive east of Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east.
To memorialize forever every man who wore with pride our golden unicorn. To salute all others who supported our role here and overseas.Map (db m137235) WM
13Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 144th Army Postal Unit
On Roosevelt Drive just west of Weeks Drive, on the right when traveling west.
APO 144, N.Y. - WW II - Europe England - France - Belgium They moved the mail They enhanced the morale 1st. Lt. Wm. K. Armstrong, ACC · S/Sgt. John D. Caidano · Sgt. Fred A. Murphy · T/4 Willis W. Cresswell · T/4 Ira Osteen · T/5 Richard W. Betts . . . Map (db m98626) WM
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14Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 173d Airborne Brigade (Sep)1963 - 1971
In commemoration of all Sky Soldiers whose valor and sacrifice in defense of South Vietnam must never be forgotten. "All gave some - Some gave all" Renderings of military insignia: Combat Infantryman Badge 173rd Airborne Brigade Paratrooper . . . Map (db m24554) WM
15Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Rosslyn — 17th Airborne Division1943 - 1945
On McClellan Drive east of Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east.
In memory of the 1480 airborne troopers who paid the Supreme Sacrifice while serving in Europe during World War II Dedicated for the 50th Anniversary of Division Activation April 15, 1943 ★ Battle of the Bulge . . . Map (db m137237) WM
16Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1911
On South Four Mile Run Drive just east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
Four Mile Run is used by the community for swimming and baptizing.Map (db m214465) HM
17Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1930's
On South Four Mile Run Drive east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
James & Nettie Peyton, African American residents, owned Peyton's field, a portion of which is set aside as Green Valley Ball Park.Map (db m214467) HM
18Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1930's
On South Four Mile Run Drive east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
Peyton's field also has a dance hall, all-purpose field and a motorcycle race track.Map (db m214499) HM
19Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1930's - 1970's
On South Four Mile Run Drive east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
Negro league ball teams are formed, both semi-pro and and professional, to play in the park.Map (db m214502) HM
20Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1930's - 1970's
On South Four Mile Run Drive east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
Over the decades, team names included Green Valley Quicksteps, Green Machine, BG Reds, Lady Cold Blood, Over the Hill Gang, and more.Map (db m214503) HM
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21Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1944
On South Four Mile Run Drive just east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
Arlington County purchases and redevelops Peyton's field.Map (db m214509) HM
22Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1944
On South Four Mile Run Drive east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
Arlington County renames the park after formerly enslaved woman, Jennie Serepta Dean.Map (db m214511) HM
23Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1949
On South Four Mile Run Drive east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
This park declared "the County's sole recreational area for colored citizens"Map (db m214515) HM
24Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1949
On South Nelson Street just east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
Jennie Dean Park plans for a pool, bath house and field house were never built.Map (db m214516) HM
25Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1950
On South Nelson Street just east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
The park features softball and baseball diamonds, grandstands, basketball & horseshoe courts, an outdoor fireplace, picnic tables, and a drinking fountain.Map (db m214518) HM
26Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1952
On South Nelson Street east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
The Department of Recreation adds clay tennis courts, flood lights for the baseball field and playground equipment.Map (db m214519) HM
27Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 1961 - 1975
On Wilson Avenue north of Porter Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
In honored memory of the helicopter pilots and crewmembers who gave the full measure of devotion to their nation in the Vietnam War.Map (db m137227) WM
28Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1990's
On South Nelson Street south of South Four Mile Run Drive, on the left when traveling south.
Trout added to creek annually for fishing.Map (db m214523) HM
29Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 1990's - 2000's
On 27th Street South east of South Nelson Street, on the left when traveling west.
Arlington County purchases adjoining properties for future parkland expansion.Map (db m214524) HM
30Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 199th Light Infantry Brigade
On Roosevelt Drive, 0.1 miles west of Weeks Drive, on the right when traveling west.
In honor of the Redcatchers for their sacrifice and selfless dedication to duty in the Republic of Vietnam, 1966-1970. They shall remain a steadfast example in the hearts of their fellow soldiers and countrymen. Insignia of the . . . Map (db m98642) WM
31Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 2018
On South Nelson Street south of South Four Mile Run Drive, on the left when traveling south.
Arlington County adopts a master plan for Jennie Dean Park.Map (db m214525) HM
32Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 2019
On South Nelson Street south of South Four Mile Run Drive, on the left when traveling south.
Community name officially changed from Nauck to Green ValleyMap (db m214527) HM
33Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — 2021
On South Nelson Street south of South Four Mile Run Drive, on the left when traveling south.
Jennie Dean Park is renovated and expanded.Map (db m214528) HM
34Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 385th Bomb Group
On Arlington Cemetery south of Farragut Drive, on the right when traveling south.
385th Bomb Group (H) 8th Air Force 1943 - 1945 Great Ashfield (Station 155) Suffolk, England In memory of all who served aiding in the liberation of Europe during World War IIMap (db m137212) WM
35Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 3d United States Infantry
On Porter Avenue east of Arlington Cemetery, on the left when traveling east.
Dedicated to the past and present members of the 3d United States Infantry (The Old Guard) who served their country in war and peace since 1784 earning 51 battle honors and who, since 1948, have served as the guardians of . . . Map (db m137218) WM
36Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 416th Bombardment GroupWorld War II - European Theater — 1943 - 1945 —
Near Wilson Avenue west of Roosevelt Drive, on the left when traveling west.
4th Service Group - 79th Station Complement - 199th Medical Detachment - 21st Weather - 1297 Military Police - Red Cross Dedicated in memory of the Gallant 416th Airmen and the diligent support personnel whose supreme sacrifice aided in preserving . . . Map (db m137205) WM
37Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion
On Miles Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Insignia of the Tenth Armored "Tiger" Division This tree planted in memory of the courageous men of the 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion Commanded by LTC William W. Beverley who fought so valiantly in the European Theatre of . . . Map (db m93099) WM
38Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 454th Bombardment Group
On Roosevelt Drive south of Grant Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Fifteenth Air Force 304th Bombardment Wing 454th Bombardment Group (H) AAF San Giovanni Airfield, Italy 1944 - 1945 "Memorializing those who made the Supreme Sacrifice" "Honoring all who served" Placed in 1993 by former . . . Map (db m137198) WM
39Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
On Roosevelt Drive, 0 miles west of Grant Drive, on the right when traveling north.
In memory 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) San Giovanni Airfield, Italy 1943-1945 This oak tree, planted April, 1996, is in living memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the skies over Europe during World War II to preserve our freedoms. . . . Map (db m98605) WM
40Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 484th Bombardment Group
On Grant Drive near Roosevelt Drive, on the right when traveling north.
The 484th Bomb Group (H) 49th Bomb Wing 15th AF, Flew Bombing Missions From Torretta Airfield, Italy 1944-45 and Was Part of the Greatest Aerial Armada to Ever Take to the Skies (484th Bomb Group Association) This Plaque . . . Map (db m62341) WM
41Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 487th Bomb Group
On Roosevelt Drive south of McClellan Drive, on the right when traveling south.
To the Men of the 487th Bomb Group (H) Lost in Action 1943 -- 1945 487th Bomb Group (H) 836th Squadron 837th Squadron 838th Squadron 839th Squadron U.S. Army Air Force 8th Air Force Station 137 . . . Map (db m137200) WM
42Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division
On Memorial Avenue west of Virginia Route 110, on the left when traveling west.
4th Infantry (Ivy) Division "Steadfast and loyal"Map (db m137190) WM
43Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat TeamWorld War II
On Grant Drive near Roosevelt Drive, on the right when traveling north.
503rd Prcht Inf Reg 462nd Prcht Arty Bn 161st Prcht Eng Co This Memorial Is Dedicated to the Memory of Our Comrades Who Gave Their Lives In The Cause of Freedom During World War II Map (db m62454) WM
44Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Rosslyn — 505th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team
On McClellan Drive east of Grant Drive, on the left when traveling east.
To honor those brave troopers who fought so gallantly to liberate Western Europe in World War II, 1943 - 1945 ★ Sicily ★ Italy ★ Normandy ★ Holland ★ "The Bulge" . . . Map (db m137238) WM
45Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment
Near Porter Avenue east of Arlington Cemetery, on the left when traveling east.
These blue spruce trees dedicated October 20, 1982 in honor of all members of the regiment who served in the European Theater of Operation During World War II ★ Normandy ★ Adenne-Alsace ★ Rhineland ★ . . . Map (db m137221) WM
46Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 511 Parachute Infantry Regiment
On Roosevelt Drive east of Wilson Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
In honor of the valiant paratroopers who made the supreme sacrifice in liberating the Philippines. This regiment secured peace in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre of war and was the first to occupy JapanMap (db m137204) WM
47Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion1942 - 1945
On Roosevelt Drive west of Eisenhower Drive, on the left when traveling west.
551st Parachute Infantry Battalion in remembrance Ne les oubliez jamais World War IIMap (db m137194) WM
48Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion"Triple Nickels"           "Smoke Jumpers" —       1943    -    1947      —
. . . Map (db m15643) WM
49Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 56th Field Artillery Bn
On Grant Drive south of Roosevelt Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated by 56th Field Artillery Bn of the 8th Infantry Div. to our fallen brothers World War IIMap (db m137197) WM
50Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 63rd Infantry Division
On Grant Drive near McClellan Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Ardennes / Alsace Rhineland Central Europe 1944 - 1945 In Honor Of The More Than 1000 Men Of The 63RD Infantry Division Who Gave Their Lives So That We May Live Free Dedicated to their fallen comrades by the men of . . . Map (db m62350) WM
51Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 82nd Airborne Division
On Roosevelt Drive south of Wilson Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
In honor of those champions of liberty, the men of the 82nd Airborne Division, who made the supreme sacrifice to preserve freedom throughout the world.Map (db m137206) WM
52Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 92d Infantry Division
World War I France 1918 Meuse-Argonne * World War II Italy 1944-45 Rome-Arno North Apennines Po Valley *** "I do not ask that Thou shall front the fray, And drive the warring foemen from my sight; I only ask O Lord, by . . . Map (db m11882) WM
53Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
On Grant Drive near Roosevelt Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Alconbury and Hardwick, England North Africa: Three Tours WWII Strategic Bombing 1942 - 1945 In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the Skies Over Europe During World War II to Preserve Our Freedoms. Dedicated to All Who . . . Map (db m62342) WM
54Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — 94th Infantry DivisionWorld War II
On Farragut Drive west of Wilson Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
A living tribute for service to our countryMap (db m137225) WM
55Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — 96th Infantry Division, U.S. ArmyLeyte 1944 • Okinawa 1945
On Grant Avenue north of Pershing Drive, on the right when traveling north.
In memory of our fallen comrades of the 96th Infantry Division, U.S. Army killed on Leyte, Philippines and Okinawa, Japan and to all Deadeyes who fought with valor and distinction to defeat Imperial JapanMap (db m61926) WM
56Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Old Glebe — A Bastion-Style Fort Is a Mighty Fortress
On North Strafford Street east of North Old Glebe Road, on the right when traveling west.
Fort Ethan Allen's star-shaped design enabled soldiers to defend all sides of the fort. Constructed primarily from earth and wood, Fort Ethan Allen was a bastion-style fort. Bastions are angular structures that jut out from the enclosing . . . Map (db m129227) HM WM
57Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Old Glebe — A Defensive Artillery Fort
On North Old Glebe Road north of North Ridgeview Road, on the right when traveling north.
Fort Ethan Allen had emplacements for 36 guns. The forts that formed the Defenses of Washington were placed at half-mile intervals, supplemented with artillery batteries and rifle pits, making a nearly continuous connection between . . . Map (db m129236) HM
58Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Old Glebe — A Defensive Stronghold, Heavily Armed
On North Strafford Street east of North Old Glebe Road, on the right when traveling west.
No enemy could have gotten as close to Fort Ethan Allen as you are now. A half-mile perimeter of earthen walls and deep ditches enclosed the fort. Inside, as many as 1,000 soldiers manned the fort's 36 gun emplacements. Some pieces of . . . Map (db m132581) HM
59Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — A Garden SustainsArlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Sherman Drive.
This garden fed the Custis and Lee families, their many guests, the enslaved house workers, and even the Federal Army. It provided for the family from early spring to late fall. The harvest included fruits and vegetables such as berries, . . . Map (db m93092) HM
60Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Crystal City — A Historic Junction
Near 6th Street South east of Long Bridge Drive, on the right when traveling east.
This point has long been a vital gateway for commerce and travelers. In the early 1800s, the first Long Bridge connected Alexandria traders and Virginia farmers with Washington and Georgetown. Now, cars, trains, and the Metro carry people and goods . . . Map (db m134979) HM
61Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Rosslyn — A Legacy Older than the RepublicUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On US Marine Memorial Circle north of North Marshall Drive, on the right.
You might be surprised to learn that there have been Marines for longer than there has been a country called the United States of America. The Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, first authorized the raising of the . . . Map (db m129452) HM
62Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — A Place of Division and ReunificationArlington House — George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Sherman Drive north of Sheridan Drive, on the right when traveling north.
When the Civil War broke out, the Potomac River—to your right—became the dividing line between North and South. Shortly after Robert E. Lee resigned from the US Army in 1861, Union soldiers seized Arlington House. Sixty years later, a nation . . . Map (db m204431) HM
63Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Rosslyn — A Place Where Memories Are MadeUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On US Marine Memorial Circle north of North Marshall Drive.
If you are here on a quiet day, you may see only empty space and a manicured lawn between here and the statue. Be assured there are many times every year when this parade ground is packed with color, motion, and beloved traditions. You can see . . . Map (db m129463)
64Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — A Roadside RespiteGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway | Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On George Washington Memorial Parkway, 1.5 miles south of 14th Street Bridge (Interstate 395), on the right when traveling south.
Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary, a nature preserve that hosts many species of migratory birds, included a designed recreational road pull-off parking area intended as a feature of the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, the original portion of the . . . Map (db m156767) HM
65Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Rosslyn — A Split Second Made ImmortalUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On US Marine Memorial Circle north of North Marshall Drive.
"The raising of the flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years." —Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal 23 February 1945 America's Stars and Stripes remains a potent symbol of Marine . . . Map (db m129458) HM
66Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — A Symbol of UnionGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On Memorial Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Richmond Highway (Virginia Route 110), on the right when traveling west.
"Before us is the broad and beautiful river, separating two of the original thirteen States, which a late President [Andrew Jackson]... desired to span with arches of ever-enduring granite, symbolical of the firmly established union . . . Map (db m142186) HM
67Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — Abingdon
Birthplace of Nellie Custis the adopted daughter of General George Washington Original land grant 1669 Purchased by John Parke Custis in 1778 from the Alexanders for whom Alexandria Virginia was named Destroyed by fire in 1930 . . . Map (db m15867) HM
68Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — Abingdon Plantation
The land that Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport occupies today was once part of Abingdon Plantation. Abingdon was the home of George Washington’s stepson, John Parke Custis, and birthplace of Washington’s beloved granddaughter, Nelly. . . . Map (db m8381) HM
69Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — Abingdon Plantation Restoration
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority worked in concert with Federal, state and local historic preservation agencies and professionals in the field to develop the restoration plan for the Abingdon Plantation site. The restoration process . . . Map (db m8386) HM
70Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — African American Veterans of the Korean War1950-1953
Dedicated to all African American Veterans of the Korean War, 1950-1953, for your valor, pride, patriotism and professionalism. Your pioneering efforts and sacrifices have contributed immensely to the development of today's Soldiers, . . . Map (db m11216) WM
71Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Arlington View — Albert I. Cassell1895 - 1969
On South Quinn Street at 13th Street South, on the right when traveling north on South Quinn Street.
Albert Irvin Cassell designed the George Washington Carver Apartments, located on this site from 1943 to 2015. Cassell was a distinguished architect in the Washington, D.C. region known for his association with Howard University and his designs . . . Map (db m190466) HM
72Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Alcova Heights — Alcova
On South 8th Street west of South Glebe Road (Virginia Route 120), on the right when traveling west.
The oldest part of this house may date from 1836 when John M. Young, a Washington wheelright and carriage maker, purchased the farm from Thomas Hodges, planted a large orchard and used the place as a summer home. In 1905, the farm was acquired by . . . Map (db m884) HM
73Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Alice N. Nicolson
Near North Lexington Street at 9th Street North, on the right when traveling north.
Founder/Organizer of the Shade Garden and Northern Virginia Master Gardener Program In Recognition and Grateful Appreciation for Her Wisdom and Unwavering Support for Over 30 YearsMap (db m163447) HM
74Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — America the Beautiful Memorial Grove
On Sheridan Drive just north of Weeks Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
This grove is a living tribute to all who served in the Persian Gulf War and an enduring symbol of peace and strength for all Dedicated by George Bush, May 7, 1996 President of the United States of America, . . . Map (db m137957) WM
75Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — Americal Division
On Jessup Drive, 0 miles north of Pershing Drive, on the left when traveling north.
Dedicated to those that served WWII · Korea · Vietnam Under the Southern Cross Americal (23rd Infanty) Division sleeve insigniaMap (db m98600) WM
76Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Inc.
This memorial honors the thousands of American prisoners of war who died on death marches, work details or perished in transit to slave labor camps in Japan.Map (db m63705) WM
77Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — American Ex-Prisoners of War
On Grant Drive, on the right when traveling north.
Non Solum Armis ("Not By Arms Alone") We Exist To Help Those Who Cannot Help Themselves     10 Nov 1997 Map (db m62372) WM
78Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Rosslyn — American Indian Villages and Captain John SmithGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On George Washington Parkway, on the right when traveling north.
On June 16,1608, Englishman Captain John Smith and fourteen other men from the Jamestown colony entered the Potomac River aboard a two-ton open barge in search of a glistering metal the [natives] told us they had from Patowmeck. They . . . Map (db m194325) HM
79Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Court House — American Legion Memorial of Arlington
On Wilson Boulevard west of North Hudson Street, on the left when traveling west.
1918 After the World War I (WWI) Armistice on November 11, a global commemorative culture paid tribute to all those affected by the war. County residents remembered lost service members through flag raisings, memorial trees, and other . . . Map (db m134452) HM
80Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — American Revolution American Red Maple
On Roosevelt Drive east of Weeks Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m137195) WM
81Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — American Special Operations Forces
In sacred memory of American Special Operations Forces. "Courage and Sacrifice." [Five organizational emblems/insignia follow:] United States Special Operations Command, [U.S. Army Special Forces] Airborne, Joint . . . Map (db m12589) WM
82Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — American Volunteer Group, China Air Task Force and the 14th Air Force
This oak tree was planted as a memorial to those who served in the American Volunteer Group, the China Air Task Force and the 14th Air Force during World War II. Dedicated by the members of the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Association . . . Map (db m11694) WM
83Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — American War Mothers
On Roosevelt Drive north of Porter Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Dedicated to the memory of the deceased mothers of National Capital Chapter #5 who bore-the burden in the heat of the day and now rest from their labors, and the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have made the Supreme Sacrifice . . . Map (db m137229) WM
84Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — American-Armenian Volunteer Memorial
Near Grant Drive at McKinley Drive, on the right when traveling north.
. . . Map (db m99616) WM
85Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — America's Army
On Arlington Cemetery south of Farragut Drive, on the right when traveling south.
Dedicated in memory of your service to America's Army May 12, 1995Map (db m137223) WM
86Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Amphibious Scouts and Raiders World War II1942-1945 — "We led the way!" —
Rendering of organizational insignia 1942 · We Led The Way · 1945 In memory of our fallen comrades who sacrified their lives in the service of their country while serving in the United States Navy and Army Amphibious Scouts and Raiders . . . Map (db m15183) WM
87Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — An Attempt to Rescue American Hostages Held in Iran25 April 1980
In honor of members of the United States Armed Forces who died during an attempt to rescue American hostages held in Iran 25 April 1980 · U.S. Marine Corps · John D. Harvey Sgt., 30 May 1958 George N. Holmes, Jr. Cpl., 20 . . . Map (db m11105) WM
88Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Rosslyn — And How Will You Remember Them?US Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On US Marine Memorial Circle north of North Marshall Drive, on the right.
The sculptor of these monumental bronze figures, Felix de Weldon, had this to say late in his life: "This memorial commemorates the brave deeds of the Marines and their bitter fighting in so many far away places. Where have any men done more . . . Map (db m129455) HM
89Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Argonne Cross
On Grant Drive near McKinley Drive.
(East Base) In Memory Of Our Men In France 1917 1918 (West base) Erected Through The Efforts Of The Argonne Unit American Women's Legion Map (db m45119) WM
90Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, East Falls Church — Z-127 — Arlington County / Fairfax CountyArea 31 Square Miles / Area 417 Square Miles
On Langston Boulevard (U.S. 29) near North Westmoreland Street. Reported permanently removed.
Arlington County. This county, formerly Alexandria County, was formed in 1847 from the part of the District of Columbia retroceded to Virginia. It was named Arlington County in 1920 for Arlington estate. Fairfax County. Formed in 1742 . . . Map (db m210359) HM
91Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Arlington County in 1921 / John M. Walton, Architect
Near North Glebe Road (Virginia Route 120) just north of Fairfax Drive (Virginia Route 237), on the left when traveling north.
Arlington County in 1921 This 1921 aerial photograph shows the immediate surroundings and transportation networks of both the streetcar line and roads from Clarendon from Ballston. The Washington-Virginia Railway, successor to the Washington, . . . Map (db m145151) HM
92Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Aurora Highlands — Arlington County September 11, 2001 Memorial
On South Hayes Street, 0.1 miles west of 18th Street South, on the left when traveling west.
This interim memorial is the first stage of the construction of a permanent memorial to honor and remember the 2,977 people who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks, the worst terrorist attack on the United States. On that day, 16 . . . Map (db m198008) HM WM
93Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Court House — Arlington County War Memorial
On Clarendon/Wilson Boulevard at Washington Boulevard on Clarendon/Wilson Boulevard.
Panel 1: WWI: 1917 – 1918 To the memory of those who served in the World War and those who gave their lives. John Lyon, U.S.A. Henry G. Smallwood, U.S.A. Robert G. Bruce, . . . Map (db m88401) WM
94Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Arlington Estate, 1860
Near Sherman Drive, 0.2 miles south of Lincoln Drive, on the left when traveling south.
In 1778, John Parke Custis purchased most of the 1,100 acres comprising this estate from the Alexander family. John's son, George Washington Parke Custis, came in 1802 and completed the house in 1818. He named it “Arlington” after the old Custis . . . Map (db m70738) HM
95Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Arlington House, 1864
Near Lee Drive. Reported missing.
On May 24, 1861, Union troops crossed the Potomac River into Virgina and occupied the Arlington Estate. Officers lived in the house while hundreds of soldiers camped on the grounds. The Army crisscrossed the estate with roads and telegraph lines, . . . Map (db m194056) HM
96Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Green Valley — Arlington Lodge 58
On Shirlington Road just south of 22nd Street South, on the right when traveling south.
In 1775, Prince Hall (a freed slave) and fourteen other African Americans joined Lodge No. 441, Grand Lodge of Ireland (a military lodge in Boston. After the British vacated Boston, the black masons were left with limited powers but . . . Map (db m184532) HM
97Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington — Arlington Post Office
On Washington Boulevard (Virginia Route 237) at North Hudson Street, on the right when traveling east on Washington Boulevard.
In the first half of the 20th Century, Arlington County changed from a handful of separate neighborhoods to a cohesive community with its own identity and government. The establishment of a central post office was a major factor in this . . . Map (db m54884) HM
98Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Crystal City — Arlington Transformed by War
On 6th Street South east of Long Bridge Drive, on the right when traveling east.
" … a detail of men with axes was marched … to the place afterwards known as 'Fort Runyon' and proceeded to level the ground of a fine peach orchard of three hundred trees." Emmons Clark, History of the Seventh . . . Map (db m134984) HM
99Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Columbia Heights — Arlington Village
On 13th Road South at South Edgewood Street, on the right when traveling east on 13th Road South.
In 1939, Gustav Ring purchased 53 acres of land from B.M. Smith to develop Arlington Village. Ring and architect Harvey Warwick designed a garden apartment community of 655 townhouses in the Colonial Revival style. It also incorporated a small . . . Map (db m163445) HM
100Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Armored Forces
On Memorial Drive near Eisenhower Drive.
"A balanced team of combat arms and services of equal importance and equal prestige" Maj Gen Adna Chaffee Father of the American Armored ForceMap (db m4924) WM

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