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By Craig Swain, April 7, 2012
East Falls Church Map
1Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — East Falls Church
In the 1700s, Falls Church began along two Indian trails and included large farms anchored by an Anglican church. Several taverns and inns served as resting spots for travelers on their way to or from Leesburg, Virginia. By the 1840s, Falls Church . . . Map (db m55960) HM

2Virginia, Falls Church — Falls ChurchBetween the Armies
In 1861, Falls Church was a farm village located on the Alexandria-Leesburg Turnpike. On May 24, when Virginia's vote of secession became effective, Union troops crossed the Potomac and occupied Arlington Heights and Alexandria. On June 1, the 2nd . . . Map (db m2825) HM

3Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — East Falls Church Station
In August 1940, when this photograph was taken, passenger service on the Washington & Old Dominion was losing money and was being phased out. Passenger service stopped altogether in April 1941, but resumed two years later to support the national war . . . Map (db m55964) HM
4Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, West Cornerstone
Original West Corner Stone District of Columbia 1791 - 1792 Dedication 1952 Rededication 1989 Falls Church Chapter, NSDARMap (db m154763) HM
5Virginia, Falls Church — Betsy Read (1846 - 1895)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
Before and during the Civil War she, her father, and uncle secretly ran a school where they taught reading and writing to free and enlaved Black people, although it was against the law.Map (db m186884) HM
6Virginia, Falls Church — Big Chimneys
Large log house named for its two huge chimneys. One datestone was inscribed 1699, the traditional date quoted for the community's founding. First recorded owner of site is Henry Gunnell (1773 22.75 acre grant). James Gordon, owner 1803-1836, had . . . Map (db m4192) HM
7Virginia, Falls Church — Cherry Hill
Greek Revival house believed built in 1845 by Wm. Harvey, who bought 66.5 acres (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell grant). Outbuildings added about 1857. Name derived from trees lining lane from Leesburg Turnpike. In 1870, Joseph S. Riley bought the . . . Map (db m555) HM
8Virginia, Falls Church — City of Falls Church Veterans Memorial
To all men and women who served their country during war and peace [Dedication plaque on Flag Pole] Flag Pole Dedicated on the 50th Anniversary of The American Legion Falls Church Posts and Auxiliary Units . . . Map (db m125855) WM
9Virginia, Falls Church — Columbia Baptist Church
In 1859, the church trustees bought this ½ acre (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell Grant) for $100. The 2-story clapboard over timber church served as a Union hospital and appears in Matthew Brady photos. Pastor John Read was shot by Mosby Troops . . . Map (db m17576) HM
10Virginia, Falls Church — DePutron House
Jacob C. and Mary E. (Sherwood) DePutron built this large two-story gabled brick Victorian-style house in 1893-94 on a 217-acre farm that she inherited. All house walls were of bricks made on site; facing brick on the front (from Georgia) and porch . . . Map (db m191565) HM
11Virginia, Falls Church — Dulin Methodist Church
After the Civil War demolition of Fairfax Chapel, the original part of this Gothic revival church was built by Southern sympathizers in 1869 on 2 acres donated by Wm. Y. Dulin (Part of 1742 208-acre Geo. Harrison Grant). Original chapel now forms . . . Map (db m2841) HM
12Virginia, Falls Church — Eliza Henderson (1846 - 1911)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
She escaped slavery after the Battle of Vicksburg, walking from Mississippi to Washington, DC to reunite with family members. She eventually settled in Falls Church and owned a grocery store for many years.Map (db m186887) HM
13Virginia, Falls Church — Enslaved People
With gratitude and repentance we honor the enslaved people whose skills and labor helped build The Falls Church Map (db m151013) HM
14Virginia, Falls Church — Fairfax Chapel
Circuit riders brought Methodism to area in the late 1700s, holding meetings in homes. Fairfax Circuit initiated in 1776. Clapboard chapel built in 1779 and enlarged in 1798 on acre of land donated in 1818 by heirs of George Minor (a part of 1731 . . . Map (db m86184) HM
15Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church Early Local Civil Rights Pioneers
Falls Curch early local civil rights pioneers organized to oppose the residential segregation ordinance. Their successful action influenced the state and the nation.Map (db m187005) HM
16Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church High School (FCHS) SiteS. Cherry St. at Hillwood Ave.
Fairfax County's FCHS opened September 1945 with 28 classrooms and 522 students. It was preceded from 1926-1945 by Jefferson HS (formerly Jefferson Institute) on E. Broad. The City of Falls Church became independent in 1948 with a separate school . . . Map (db m191575) HM
17Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church Home FrontCherry Hill Farm in the Civil War
Although soldiers repeatedly overran and raided Cherry Hill Farm during the Civil War, this ca. 1845 farmhouse and the ca. 1856 barn behind it survived almost intact. William Blaisdell, of Massachusetts paid $4,000 for the 66-acre property in 1856. . . . Map (db m65407) HM
18Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church Honors
The Falls Church Community Center Gym was dedicated to E.B. Henderson (2002). The new middle school was named in honor of Mary Ellen Henderson (2005).Map (db m187032) HM
19Virginia, Falls Church — Hangman's Tree
On this site stood the Hangman's Tree According to legend, an old oak used by Col. Mosby to hang Union spies after the Battle of The Peach Orchard during the Civil War. The tree was removed 1968. Marker by the Falls Chruch . . . Map (db m37608) HM
20Virginia, Falls Church — Harriet Brice (1824 - 1913)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
She was the first free Black woman to own land in the center of town & was one of the founders of Galloway United Methodist Church.Map (db m186885) HM
21Virginia, Falls Church — Harriet Foote Turner (1810 - 1892)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
In 1858 this free Black woman led 12 enslaved people to freedom in Canada by posing as their owner.Map (db m186886) HM
22Virginia, Falls Church — Henderson House
This Colonial Revival bungalow (part of 1724 1,279-acre Pearson Grant) bought by Dr. Edwin B. Henderson in 1913. Henderson's ancestors include Powhattan Chief Mimetou. In 1904 he was first African-American certified to teach physical education; . . . Map (db m4202) HM
23Virginia, Falls Church — Home Hill
Wooden house built in 1854 on 10.1 acres bought by Robert Judson for $100 (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell Grant); named by second owner. During Civil War, used by CSA Gen. Longstreet in 1861; rafter marks identify later Union troops. Used as private . . . Map (db m191569) HM
24Virginia, Falls Church — Jefferson Institute
In 1875, citizens of newly chartered town subscribed to build school, as classes were held in Baptist Church, in 1880 Joseph Birch donated land (a part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant) specifying it always must be used for education. In 1882 . . . Map (db m2856) HM
25Virginia, Falls Church — Mattie Gundry (1861 - 1947)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
In 1899 she founded Virginia Training School for special needs children. Denied a seat on the 1908 School Board, due to her gender, she became a suffragist and was elected to the Town Council in 1921.Map (db m186888) HM
26Virginia, Falls Church — Mt. Hope
Mt. Hope consists of a portion of a 1˝ story frame farmhouse c1831 joined to a 2˝ story Gothic Revival brick house c1870 on ˝ acre of the original 216 acre farm. The 1831 wing is the oldest residential building left in Falls Church and was the . . . Map (db m191544) HM
27Virginia, Falls Church — New York Memorial Stone at Falls Church
In Memory of the Civil War Soldiers who were buried here in this Hallowed Ground 1861-1864 Edward Bowman, 21st NYVI John Decker, 20th NYSM Patrick Doyle, 20th NYSM Horace Dougherty, 144th NYVI Franklin E. Dunham, 20th NYSM . . . Map (db m77610) WM
28Virginia, Falls Church — Pearson's Funeral Home
This property at 472 N. Washington St. was part of a 1729 land grant from Lord Fairfax to John Trammell. Developed only after half the original 248 acres was sold in 1865 to Isaac Crossman, and the Fairfax and Georgetown Turnpike (now Lee Highway) . . . Map (db m125860) HM
29Virginia, Falls Church — Presbyterian Church
In 1846 Presbyterians first met in private homes. In 1854, Dr. Simon J. Groot bought 11 acres for $179 (part of 1729 246-acre Trammell grant); Built two-story Groot Hall in 1856; Used for Sunday services, private school, community groups, town hall, . . . Map (db m2865) HM
30Virginia, Falls Church — Presidential Visit to Falls Church, 1911
July 21, 1911 was the 50th anniversary of the 1861 Confederate victory at Bull Run (Manassas), the first major land battle of the Civil War. For the occasion President William Howard Taft left the White House with a four-car caravan to drive the . . . Map (db m125857) HM
31Virginia, Falls Church — Rolling Roads
Site believed near intersection of two indian trails, later used by colonial horsemen and wagons. Tobacco growers improved the routes for delivering this valuable crop which was about ½ of all colonial exports. Draft animals pulled large . . . Map (db m4204) HM
32Virginia, Falls Church — Tallwood
Neo-colonial Brice residence, built in 1870 on 95-acre farm of John Green (Part of 1742 208-acre Harrison grant). Yale Rice, descendant of founder of Yale Univ., bought the property in 1890. Dr. and Mrs. Milton Eisenhower owned the house 1938-1943; . . . Map (db m2838) HM
33Virginia, Falls Church — Taylor’s Tavern
Two-story building with verandahs stood on 56 acres bought in 1856 by Wm. Taylor (part of 1731 271-acre T. Harrison grant). Tavern faced Alexandria-Leesburg Pike west of Junction with Georgetown Road (Wilson Blvd.). Near here on June 24, 1861, . . . Map (db m2837) HM
34Virginia, Falls Church — The Birch House
Located on 2.1 acres of land purchased by Joseph E. Birch for $105 in 1849 (part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant). Original house was 1 1/2 story "I" house, raised to 2-stories in 1850s; 1873 addition doubled the size. Blacksmith/farmer Birch was on . . . Map (db m2858) HM
35Virginia, Falls Church — The Falls Church
This Georgian-style church designed and built in 1767-69 by James Wren, related to Sir Christopher, replacing the 1733 frame structure on 2-acre lot (part of 1729 248-acre Trammel grant). Washington and Mason were vestrymen. After the 1788 . . . Map (db m2870) HM
36Virginia, Falls Church — C-90 — The Falls Church
The first church on this site was built in 1734 and was in Truro Parish. George Washington was elected a vestryman, October 3, 1763. In 1765 the church fell within the newly created Fairfax Parish, of which Washington was chosen a vestryman. The . . . Map (db m4189) HM
37Virginia, Falls Church — The Falls ChurchVandalism and Renewal
The Civil War dramatically affected this 1769 Anglican/Episcopal church that stands before you. The congregation disbanded as the war broke out, with some families fleeing the village. Confederate forces occupied the church in August and September . . . Map (db m72085) HM
38Virginia, Falls Church — The Story of Big Chimneys
circa 1699 "Big Chimneys," is thought to be the first permanent structure built on land that is currently within the Falls Church City limits. The building was named for its two prominent brick chimneys. Placed in one of the chimneys was a . . . Map (db m191974) HM
39Virginia, Falls Church — The Story of Big Chimneys1699 - 1914
"Big Chimneys," named for its two large brick chimneys, was probably the first permanent structure on the land that is today within the City of Falls Church. The home stood just east of this sign. The year "1699," inscibed on a chimney-stone, is . . . Map (db m192006) HM
40Virginia, Falls Church — The Tinner Hill Historic SiteBirth Place of the first rural branch of the NAACP in the Nation, 1918
This historic site is a testament to the long African American struggle to gain equality and civil rights. It also honors a moment of triumph for the human spirit. African American life in Falls Church predates the 1700s. Enslaved . . . Map (db m151023) HM
41Virginia, Falls Church — The Zig Zag SculptureMartha Jackson Jarvis
This sculpture by Martha Jackson Jarvis, is a historical marker, and a symbol as well as a work of art. The Zig Zag runs along the line that divides the Tinner Hill neighborhood into the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County portions. The . . . Map (db m187038) HM
42Virginia, Falls Church — Tinner Hill
Charles H. and Mary E. Tinner in 1890 paid $375 for 2.5 acres here (part of 1724 1,291-acre Pearson Grant), built a home on the crest and later provided lots from that property for their children. They farmed the land, quarried granite from the . . . Map (db m151022) HM
43Virginia, Falls Church — Tinner Hill Historic Site
This historic site is a testament to the long African American struggle to gain equality and civil rights. It also honors a moment of triumph for the human spirit. African American life in Falls Church predates the 1700s. Enslaved and free . . . Map (db m187039) HM
44Virginia, Falls Church — To the Glory of God and in Honor of George Washington
To the glory of God and in honor of George Washington who was a vestryman in 1765 of the old Falls Church Built A.D. 1734 This tablet was placed by the Falls Church Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution October . . . Map (db m77601) HM
45Virginia, Falls Church — Town Hall
Town was incorporated in 1875. A simple frame town hall was built here about 1880 on 1/4 acre (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell grant). Town Hall bell was rung for council meetings and fires. Later used only for police station. Torn down in 1953. Town . . . Map (db m2871) HM
46Virginia, Falls Church — Turnpike Tollgate
(Text on Front of Marker): Alexandria-Leesburg Pike, chartered in 1813, was completed after 1838. An 1862 map shows a house and tollgate on four acres bought by John Williams in 1857 (Part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant). An older tollhouse . . . Map (db m125848) HM
47Virginia, Falls Church — Union Soldiers
In memory of the Union soldiers known and unknown buried in this yard (1861 - 1865)Map (db m151015) WM
48Virginia, Falls Church — Virginia Training School
(Front Side of Marker): The Duryee home and 11 acres were bought by Mattie Gundry in 1899 for $2,500 (part of 1773 22,75-acre Gunnell grant). On this site she opened the Virginia Training School for retarded children. At that time, it was the . . . Map (db m125844) HM
49Virginia, Falls Church — West Falls Church Station
In 1912, from the station that stood nearby to your right, you could board a modern interuban passenger coach at 7:34 a.m. and arrive in Georgetown by 8:00 sharp. It was a new century and Washington, D.C., was on the move. The demand was heavy in . . . Map (db m2901) HM

50Virginia, Falls Church — Living in FearMosby's Falls Church Raid
Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby's Partisan Rangers (43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry) conducted raids on Falls Church through the summer and fall of 1864. On the night of October 17, a detachment of Mosby's command rode through the village down . . . Map (db m69552) HM

51Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Crossman House
George Grant Crossman built this late Victorian vernacular farmhouse in 1892 for his bride Nellie Dodge. Three generations of the Crossman family operated a 60-acre dairy farm on the site until 1949. The Crossman family played a significant role in . . . Map (db m43540) HM

52Virginia, Falls Church — Henry Fairfax
In Memory of Henry Fairfax An upright magistrate A sincere Christian Died in command of The Fairfax Volunteers at Saltillo Mexico 1847 But for his munificence This church might still have been a ruin. Erected by the . . . Map (db m77662) HM WM

53Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Trolleys Come to Ballston / CIA Occupies the Building
Trolleys Come to Ballston The Washington, Arlington & Falls Church Railway (WA&FC) established an interurban electric trolley along the present route of Fairfax Drive in 1896. The WA&FC's Fairfax trolley line ran through this site to Clarendon . . . Map (db m145148) HM

54Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Lacey Car Barn
In 1896, the Washington, Arlington & Falls Church Railway began running electric trolleys from Rosslyn to Falls Church on the present routes of Fairfax Drive and I-66. By 1907, the line linked downtown Washington to Ballston, Vienna, and the Town of . . . Map (db m64845) HM
55Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 9
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia 1791 Protected by Falls Church Chapter, NSDAR Dedication 1916   Rededication 1989Map (db m154760) HM
56Virginia, Falls Church — 1733 - 1769
The (Historic) Falls Church, for whom the Village is named, was very likely built using the labor of enslaved workers.Map (db m186967) HM
57Virginia, Falls Church — 1880s
39% of Falls Church residents were black. The Majority voted Republican, the party of Lincoln.Map (db m186988) HM
58Virginia, Falls Church — 1915
The Falls Church Town Council proposed as residential segregation ordinance requiring that all black people live in specific, confined areas of town.Map (db m187004) HM
59Virginia, Falls Church — 1960s
Falls Church black activists included Claudis Brown, Audrey Williams, Joseph Tinner, Viola Hudson, Mary Ellen Henderson, E.B. Henderson, and Reverends Powell, Costner, and Colbert.Map (db m187030) HM
60Virginia, Falls Church — A Community Divided
Early civil rights battles in the Town of Falls Church centered on basic rights, equality in education, city services, voting rights, and public transportation.Map (db m186990) HM
61Virginia, Falls Church — C-36 — Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson (1883-1977)
E.B. Henderson, whose pioneering work fostered African American participation in athletics early in the 20th century, lived in Falls Church from 1910 to 1965. After studying physical education at Harvard, he popularized basketball in his hometown of . . . Map (db m186877) HM
62Virginia, Falls Church — History of "Gravel Bank"
This neighborhood along Railroad Avenue and the train tracks known as "Gravel Bank" was once home to several African-American families and businesses, and a vibrant part of the larger community. Lucinda Gaskins, an African-American woman, had . . . Map (db m144998) HM
63Virginia, Falls Church — N.A.A.C.P.'s First Rural Branch
In 1915, Falls Church ordered residential segregation. Many African-American homeowners would be forced to move. The Colored Citizens Protective League entered a lawsuit to prevent enforcement of the ordinance and joined the N.A.A.C.P. to become its . . . Map (db m151019) HM
64Virginia, Falls Church — Tinner Hill
This is one of three places where African American families settled in the Village of Falls Church after the Civil War.Map (db m186946) HM
65Virginia, Falls Church — C-91 — Tinner Hill
An early rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded here on Tinner Hill. In 1915, the Town of Falls Church proposed an ordinance to segregate black and white residential sections. Local African . . . Map (db m55735) HM

66Virginia (Fairfax County), Fairfax Station — Skirmish at St. Mary’sVictory or Death — Mosby's Confederacy —
Monday, August 8, 1864, was a hot and sultry day. Capt. John McMenamin of the 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry and Capt. James Fleming of the 16th New York Volunteer Cavalry had stopped at St. Mary's Church on the Ox Road (now Fairfax Station . . . Map (db m186) HM
67Virginia (Fairfax County), Vienna — Terror by the Tracks
On October 18, 1864 Reverend John B. Read, a lay preacher at the Falls Church Baptist Church, was executed in dense pine woods by the railroad bridge here at Piney Branch. Early that morning a contingent of Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby's . . . Map (db m24865) HM
68Virginia, Falls Church — Harriet and George BriceSeizing Freedom and Facing Challenges
You are standing across the street from land that Harriet Brice, a “free woman of color,” purchased in 1864. Together with her husband, George Brice, she struggled to farm the property during the Civil War. Although we had gained her freedom . . . Map (db m72112) HM
69Virginia, Falls Church — Taylor’s TavernProfessor Lowe's Balloons
At the beginning of the war, Union commanders were uncertain of Confederate intentions and military capabilities. On June 22, 1861, civilian balloonist Thaddeus S.C. Lowe inflated his racing balloon Enterprise at the Washington Gas Company to . . . Map (db m41495) HM

70Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 23 — Civil War Outpost
In August 1861, while U.S. forces were constructing the Arlington line three miles to the east, the Confederates established a fortified outpost on the high ground about 200 yards west of here to guard the bridge by which the Georgetown-Falls Church . . . Map (db m160141) HM
71Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 23 — Confederate Outpost
In August 1861, while U.S. forces were constructing the Arlington line three miles to the east, the Confederates established a fortified outpost on the high ground about 200 yards west of here, to guard the bridge by which the Georgetown - Falls . . . Map (db m68764) HM
72Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Glebe Road & Ballston / Marymount University
Glebe Road & Ballston Glebe Road, which passes this site, is one of Northern Virginia's oldest transportation arteries. Its recorded history dates to ca. 1740 when it was known as the "Road to the Falls," taking travelers by land from the . . . Map (db m145145) HM
73Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Little Falls Road
Little Falls Road was originally a trail from the Indian villages at the head of Four Mile Run to the Potomac River fisheries just below the Little Falls. Later it was developed as a wagon road from the settlement at the Falls Church to Thomas Lee’s . . . Map (db m55811) HM
74Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 10 — The Arlington LineHistorical Site — Defenses of Washington 1861 - 1865 —
Here the Arlington Line constructed in August, 1861, crossed the Georgetown-Falls Church road. 100 yards to the northwest stood Fort Morton, a lunette with a perimeter of 250 yards and emplacements for 17 guns; 200 yards to the southeast stood Fort . . . Map (db m5161) HM
75Virginia (Fairfax County), Falls Church — B-14 — Camp Russell A. Alger
Named for Secretary of War Russell A. Alger, the camp was established in May 1898 on a 1,400-acre farm called Woodburn Manor. Some 23,000 men trained here for service in the Spanish-American War. The large military population greatly affected the . . . Map (db m4183) HM
76Virginia (Fairfax County), Falls Church — David F. Strickler
In memory of David F. Strickler Citizen of Falls Church, VA CPL Co B 14 Inf 4 Inf Div Killed in Action - Vietnam Bronze Star Purple Heart 21 February 1947 - 29 April 1968 Dedication 7 June 1968 Remembrance 29 May . . . Map (db m184088) WM
77Virginia, Falls Church — 1862
Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist Emily Howland supported efforts in Falls Church to operate a school for black people before, during, and after the Civil War.Map (db m186972) HM
78Virginia, Falls Church — 1875
Falls Church became a town. Frederick Foote, Jr. was elected Town constable and was the first black person on the Town Council (1880). Foote, George Thomas, and Eliza Henderson owned businesses patronized by black and white customers.Map (db m186983) HM
79Virginia, Falls Church — 1912
William Henderson, a black man, filed a lawsuit after he was illegally thrown from the Falls Church trolley. Local white Attorney Jacob DePutron's testimony helped win his lawsuit.Map (db m186993) HM
80Virginia, Falls Church — 1917
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Warley vs. Buchanan, that residential segregation districts are unconstitutional, nullifying the Falls Church ordinance.Map (db m187011) HM
81Virginia, Falls Church — 1919 - 1949
Black children from Falls Church were sent to segregated schools in Fairfax County which ended at 7th grade. Students traveled to Manassas, VA or Washington, DC for high school.Map (db m187020) HM
82Virginia, Falls Church — 1948
Falls Church Town became a City. Black residents started businesses: Blossom Inn, Annie's Dress Shop, Francis Jackson's Beauty Salon, Smitty's Barber Shop, Tinner Well Digging, Deskins Plumbing.Map (db m187018) HM
83Virginia, Falls Church — 1961
Emboldened by school desegregation in Arlington, Falls Church City Public Schools followed suit. The first children to integrrate were from the Costner, Lindsey, and Byrd families.Map (db m187026) HM
84Virginia, Falls Church — Civil Rights Struggle
In the early 20th century, African Americans in Falls Church addressed inequities and discrimination through legal means. The black community prospered socially and in civic life.Map (db m187001) HM
85Virginia, Falls Church — James Wren
In grateful memory of James Wren 1728 – 1815 Vestryman, Trustee & Architect of The Falls ChurchMap (db m77643) HM
86Virginia, Falls Church — Joseph Tinner1875 - 1928
First president of the Falls Church branch of the N.A.A.C.P. and stonemason who quarried from the base of Tinner Hill, the billion year-old granite used in this monument.Map (db m151017) HM
87Virginia, Falls Church — Tinner Hill Heritage Trail
Tinner Hill Heritage Trail features the history of African American families who lived in Falls Church since the 18th century. It honors their contributions to the City and civil rights legacy that influenced the state and the nation.Map (db m186945) HM
88Virginia, Falls Church — Tinner Hill Monument
This monument commemorates the inhabitants of the Tinner Hill area who risked their livelihoods and their lives to defend the principles of the U.S. Bill of Rights. Constructed by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation Dedicated June 5, 1999 . . . Map (db m4203) HM

89Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — This is W&OD Trail: Shirlington!
[Front left:] The 100-ft wide W&OD has been called "the skinniest park" in Virginia. But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running cycling and skating and more. Built on the roadbed of the . . . Map (db m131543) HM
90Virginia (Fairfax County), Herndon — This is W&OD Trail: Herndon!
(front side, left panel) The 100-ft wide W&OD has been called "the skinniest park" in Virginia. But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, cycling and skating and more. Built on the roadbed of . . . Map (db m115846) HM
91Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — This Is W&OD Trail: Leesburg!
The 100-ft wide W&OD has been called "the skinniest park" in Virginia. But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, cycling and skating and more. Built on the roadbed of the former Washington & Old Dominion . . . Map (db m143133) HM

92Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Rosslyn Station
If you were a passenger on the Washington & Old Dominion Railway heading into Georgetown, you would first have to pass through Rosslyn, Virginia, a 15-minute train ride from here. The first Rosslyn Terminal dated from 1906, with the establishment . . . Map (db m24926) HM
93Virginia (Loudoun County), Leesburg — Clarkes Gap
At 582 feet, Clarkes Gap, up the hill to your left, was the highest point on the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad. The stone bridge dates from the 1870s, when the tracks were completed to Clarkes Gap. The station stood on the site where you are . . . Map (db m2031) HM

94Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 26 — Ball's Crossroads
This intersection has been a focal point since about 1740, when two roads were developed, one from the future site to Alexandria to the mouth of Pimmit Run, the other from Awbury’s Ferry (at the site of Rosslyn) to the Falls Church. The first came . . . Map (db m55969) HM
95Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 25 — Ballston
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 . . . Map (db m72026) HM
96Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 24 — The Glebe of Fairfax Parish
The glebe was a 500-acre farm provided for the rector of Fairfax Parish, which included both Christ Church, Alexandria, and the Falls Church. The Glebe House, built in 1775, stood here. It burned in 1808 and was rebuilt in 1820, as a hunting lodge; . . . Map (db m57022) HM
97Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 33 — Wunder's Crossroads
For more than half a century from the mid-1800’s the intersection of Lee Highway and Glebe Road was known as Wunders Crossroads after the family whose farm lay just northeast. Dr. Henry S. Wunder and his son George O. Wunder were leading citizens of . . . Map (db m56255) HM
98Virginia (Clarke County), Berryville — James IrelandMinister of the Gospel
In memory of 1746 James Ireland 1806 Minister of the Gospel Born in Edinburgh, Scotland and converted in Frederick County, Va. Baptized and ordained at Sandy Creek, N.C. Imprisoned at Culpeper, Va. for preaching the gospel organizer of Baptist . . . Map (db m18636) HM
99Virginia, Fairfax — Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
In the late 1950s, the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission and a group of citizens from several local jurisdictions came together to protect Northern Virginia's rich heritage of woods, meadows, lakes and streams from the threat of . . . Map (db m197049) HM
100Virginia (Fairfax County), Alexandria — Pope-Leighey
The house of moderate cost is not only America's major architectural problem but the problem most difficult for her major architects. - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1936 Frank Lloyd Wright's solution was the Usonian house, a . . . Map (db m140946) HM

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