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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Arlington, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Arlington County, VA (416) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (344) Fairfax County, VA (689) Falls Church Ind. City, VA (135) Washington, DC (2389) Montgomery County, MD (706)  ArlingtonCounty(416) Arlington County (416)  Alexandria(344) Alexandria (344)  FairfaxCounty(689) Fairfax County (689)  FallsChurch(135) Falls Church (135)  D.C.(2389) Washington (2389)  MontgomeryCountyMaryland(706) Montgomery County (706)
Arlington is the county seat for Arlington County
Arlington is in Arlington County
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      Alexandria (344)  
      Fairfax County (689)  
      Falls Church (135)  
      Washington, D.C. (2389)  
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1Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — "Lest We Forget - We Stand on Your Shoulders"
Dedicated in memory of the United States Colored Troops, citizens, freed slaves, and contraband of Freedman's Village by the descendants and friends. October 9, 1992.Map (db m15009) WM
2Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — "Price of Freedom"Created by Greg Wyatt 2010 — Sponsored by Newington Cropsey Foundation —
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 — "The Borinqueneers"65th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army
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 — 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 —
"…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 — Cherish these forest trees…Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial — George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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 — Kingdom of my childhoodArlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial — George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
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7Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 101st Airborne Division
"The 101st has no history but it has a rendezvous with destiny." Major General William C. Lee Aug 19, 1942Map (db m4923) WM
8Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 104th Infantry Division
Dedicated by 104th Infantry Division In memory of Our Fallen Brothers World War IIMap (db m98621) WM
9Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 12th Pennsylvania Volunteer InfantrySpanish-American War
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
10Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 13th Airborne Division13 August 1943 - 25 February 1946 — Ft. Bragg, NC - Camp Mackall, NC - France —
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
11Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 144th Army Postal Unit
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
12Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 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
13Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 17th Airborne Division1943 - 1945
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
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14Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 1961 - 1975
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
15Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 199th Light Infantry Brigade
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
16Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 385th Bomb Group
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
17Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 3d United States Infantry
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
18Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 416th Bombardment GroupWorld War II - European Theater — 1943 - 1945 —
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
19Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion
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
20Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 454th Bombardment Group
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
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21Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
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
22Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 484th Bombardment Group
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
23Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 487th Bomb Group
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
24Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 4th Infantry (Ivy) Division
4th Infantry (Ivy) Division "Steadfast and loyal"Map (db m137190) WM
25Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat TeamWorld War II
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
26Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 505th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team
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
27Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment
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
28Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 511 Parachute Infantry Regiment
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
29Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion1942 - 1945
551st Parachute Infantry Battalion in remembrance Ne les oubliez jamais World War IIMap (db m137194) WM
30Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion"Triple Nickels"           "Smoke Jumpers" —       1943    -    1947      —
. . . Map (db m15643) WM
31Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 56th Field Artillery Bn
Dedicated by 56th Field Artillery Bn of the 8th Infantry Div. to our fallen brothers World War IIMap (db m137197) WM
32Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 63rd Infantry Division
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
33Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 82nd Airborne Division
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
34Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 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
35Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy)
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
36Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 94th Infantry DivisionWorld War II
A living tribute for service to our countryMap (db m137225) WM
37Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 96th Infantry Division, U.S. ArmyLeyte 1944 • Okinawa 1945
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
38Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Bastion-Style Fort Is a Mighty Fortress
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
39Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Defensive Artillery Fort
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
40Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Defensive Stronghold, Heavily Armed
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
41Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Garden SustainsArlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
42Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Historic Junction
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
43Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Legacy Older than the RepublicUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
44Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Place of Division and ReunificationArlington House — George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
45Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Place Where Memories Are MadeUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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)
46Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Roadside RespiteGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway | Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
47Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Split Second Made ImmortalUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"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
48Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — A Symbol of UnionGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"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
49Virginia (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
50Virginia (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
51Virginia (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
52Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 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
53Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Albert I. Cassell1895 - 1969
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
54Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Alcova
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
55Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Alice N. Nicolson
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
56Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — America the Beautiful Memorial Grove
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
57Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Americal Division
Dedicated to those that served WWII · Korea · Vietnam Under the Southern Cross Americal (23rd Infanty) Division sleeve insigniaMap (db m98600) WM
58Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 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
59Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — American Ex-Prisoners of War
Non Solum Armis ("Not By Arms Alone") We Exist To Help Those Who Cannot Help Themselves     10 Nov 1997 Map (db m62372) WM
60Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — American Indian Villages and Captain John SmithGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
61Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — American Legion Memorial of Arlington
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
62Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — American Revolution American Red Maple
. . . Map (db m137195) WM
63Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 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
64Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 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
65Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — American War Mothers
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
66Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — American-Armenian Volunteer Memorial
. . . Map (db m99616) WM
67Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — America's Army
Dedicated in memory of your service to America's Army May 12, 1995Map (db m137223) WM
68Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 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
69Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 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
70Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — And How Will You Remember Them?US Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
71Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Argonne Cross
(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
72Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington County in 1921 / John M. Walton, Architect
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
73Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington County September 11, 2001 Memorial
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
74Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington County War Memorial
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
75Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington Estate, 1860
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
76Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington House, 1864
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
77Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington Lodge 58
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
78Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington Post Office
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
79Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington Transformed by War
" … 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
80Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Arlington Village
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
81Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Armored Forces
"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
82Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses
This monument was erected in 1938 and rededicated in 1971 to commemorate devoted service to country and humanity by Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses.Map (db m12350) WM
83Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — ARPANET
The ARPANET, a project of the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, developed the technology that became the foundation for the internet at this site from 1970 to 1975. Originally intended to support military . . . Map (db m47305) HM
84Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Avenue of HeroesGeorge Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Memorial Avenue was created at the same time as Arlington Memorial Bridge to serve as a ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. The avenue was originally planned to be flanked by numerous statues of American heroes. Seven memorials . . . Map (db m142188) HM
85Virginia (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
86Virginia (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
87Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Ballston Metro / The Blue Goose
Ballston Metro The expansion of the Federal government and the increase of the population in the mid-20th century led to dramatic changes to the region. After the closure of the trolley lines in Arlington County, buses were the primary means of . . . Map (db m145152) HM
88Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 29 — Barcroft
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. . . . Map (db m86142) HM
89Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Barcroft Community House
The Barcroft Community house was constructed in 1908 as a branch chapel of the Methodist church. It was sold in 1914 to the neighborhood civic association, the Barcroft School and Civic League. The building served as the Barcroft neighborhood public . . . Map (db m56472) HM
90Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — 20 — Battery GareschéHistorical Site — Defenses of Washington 1861 - 1865 —
Here stood Battery Garesché, constructed late in 1861 to control the higher ground dominating Fort Reynolds, 200 yards to the southeast. It had a perimeter of 166 yards and emplacements for 8 guns.Map (db m5164) HM
91Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Battle Honors UnendingUS Marine Corps War Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
As you walk around this statue, you can see a long list of battlefields where Marines have put their lives on the line for the sake of the United States. Some of these places you may know well. Others may reveal unknown chapters of American history . . . Map (db m129460) WM
92Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Battle of the Bulge
Dedicated to the gallant and victorious men and women who participated in the Battle of the Bulge, World War II, 16 December 1944 thru 25 January 1945 in Belgium and Luxembourg. The greatest battle ever fought by the United States Army. Presented by . . . Map (db m137217) WM
93Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Battle of the Bulge MonumentTriumph of Courage — December 16, 1944 - January 25, 1945 —
To the World War II American soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the greatest land battle in the history of the United States Army. An emblem of the Association of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge is engraved on the . . . Map (db m11211) WM
94Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Beirut Barracks Victims Memorial"Let Peace Take Root"
This Cedar of Lebanon tree grows in living memory of the Americans killed in the Beirut terrorist attack and all victims of terrorism throughout the world. Dedicated during the first memorial ceremony for these victims. Given by: No Greater . . . Map (db m88360) HM WM
95Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Benjamin Banneker Park PlaygroundDream Big! Explore Your World!
Did you know? Benjamin Banneker was a… ★ Son of freed slaves from Baltimore, Maryland ★ Member of the first appointed team to survey the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. ★ Pioneered innovative agricultural . . . Map (db m198327) HM
96Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Berlin Airlift
In memory of the United States military personnel who served on the Berlin Airlift, 26 June 1948 to 30 September 1949. [Insignia of:] Berlin Airlift Veterans Assoc. [Renderings of two U.S. transport aircraft] Presented by the Berlin . . . Map (db m24603) WM
97Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Birchwood
Caleb Birch, a farmer and constable, built a log house here around 1800 on land granted to his grandfather, James Robertson, by Lord Fairfax in 1724. The original house burned and was rebuilt about 1836. A second log cabin was added ten years later. . . . Map (db m56520) HM
98Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Bluemont Junction
In June 1945 the scene nearby would have included the multiple tracks, gas-electric combine, electric substation, and passenger station shown below. As of 1912 Bluemont Junction served as the hub of the multi-line Washington & Old Dominion Railway. . . . Map (db m24924) HM
99Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Bluemont Junction, ca. 1934
(Trail Side): Bluemont Junction began operation in 1912 as a part of the newly formed Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Railway. The station was a busy transfer point for passengers and freight from Alexandria and Georgetown to points west, . . . Map (db m24988) HM
100Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — Brandymore Castle
This landmark was first described in 1724 by surveyor Charles Broadwater as "the rock stones called Brandymore Castle." Research in 1972 established that the natural formation matched the boundary descriptions on the 18th century land grands from . . . Map (db m8180) HM

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Dec. 3, 2022