“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bluemont, 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 (461) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (375) Fairfax County, VA (709) Falls Church Ind. City, VA (137) Washington, DC (2565) Montgomery County, MD (745)  ArlingtonCounty(461) Arlington County (461)  Alexandria(375) Alexandria (375)  FairfaxCounty(709) Fairfax County (709)  FallsChurch(137) Falls Church (137)  D.C.(2565) Washington (2565)  MontgomeryCountyMaryland(745) Montgomery County (745)
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1 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — 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
2 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Arlington Constitutional Garden1787 - 1987
In commemoration of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America on September 17, 1787Map (db m216124) HM
3 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — 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
4 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — 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
5 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Ellen BozmanA Visionary
"She had a vision to see a different world and to work with others to bring it about."
Ellen's Trace is dedicated to Ellen Bozman (1925-2009), a visionary Arlington leader for nearly six decades. Her warmth, generous . . . Map (db m216118) HM
6 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — 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
7 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Health & WelfareEllen's Trace
Ellen Bozman worked tirelessly to protect and care for the most vulnerable in the community. In the 1960s, the pioneered Arlington's extended day program for children of working parents. She also championed day care for the frail elderly and the . . . Map (db m216123) HM
8 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Human RightsEllen's Trace
Ellen Bozman fought hard for the rights of others. In the 1950s, she worked to eliminate school segregation in Virginia and provided support to the families of the first black children to enter a desegregated school in Arlington.Map (db m216120) HM
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9 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — 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
10 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Lest We Forget
Dedicated to our valiant and courageous men and women who bore the colors of their country in the conflict of World War II and as a living memorial to those who gave their lives that freedom might not perish from the earth.Map (db m163446) WM
11 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Peck Chevrolet
Bob Peck opened his first Chevrolet dealership in 1939 on Wilson Boulevard in Clarendon. In 1964, he moved the dealership west to Ballston to the very prominent corner of North Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard, 300 feet south of this marker. Taking . . . Map (db m64844) HM
12 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Southern-Shreve Cemetery
Five generations of the Southern, Shreve, and related families are interred in this burial plot. The Shreve family in Arlington dates from the arrival of Samuel Shreve from New Jersey about 1780. Shreve purchased a tract of land near Ballston in . . . Map (db m64878) HM
13 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — The Blue Goose
This site is where the distinctive "Blue Goose" building stood. While the origin of the moniker remains unknown, Arlingtonians recognized the building's atypical form and striking polychromatic blue metal panels. Well-known local architect John M. . . . Map (db m145144) HM
14 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — 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
15 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Urban DevelopmentEllen's Trace
Ellen Bozman was dedicated to helping Arlington grow into an exemplary urban living environment. In the 1970s, she helped create Arlington's long-range urban development plan, including maximizing the Metro corridor and ensuring the community's high . . . Map (db m216122) HM
16 Virginia, Loudoun County, Bluemont — BluemontA Historic Village
Established in 1731, Bluemont was originally called Snickers Gap. The U.S. Post Office opened here in 1807. The Blue Ridge gap itself was named for Edward Snickers, the Shenandoah ferry and tavern operator who knew George Washington. Incorporated in . . . Map (db m157712) HM
17 Virginia, Loudoun County, Bluemont — Bluemont Historic District
Bluemont Historic District has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark pursuant to the authority vested in the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Act of 1966.Map (db m4023) HM
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18 Virginia, Loudoun County, Bluemont — Snickersville Turnpike
Originally an Iroquois hunting trail, it became by 1786 the first recorded operating turnpike in America, praised by Thomas Jefferson. In 1810 the Virginia Assembly chartered the Snickers Gap Turnpike Company, authorizing three toll gates between . . . Map (db m157713) HM
19 Virginia, Loudoun County, Bluemont — 512 — Snickersville Turnpike
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2022 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m233959) HM
20 Virginia, Loudoun County, Bluemont — The Lives And Times Of The Snickersville AcademyC. 1825
A Village's First School And Church Amos Clayton, son of the village's founder, and his wife Elizabeth, parents of 12 children — provided one half-acre of their own land for the construction of a schoolhouse and "free" . . . Map (db m159195) HM
21 Virginia, Loudoun County, Bluemont — The Snickersville Academy
Across the road, the path leads to the Snickersville Academy, Bluemont's first school and church. In 1825 Amos and Elizabeth Clayton sold, for a "consideration" of $1, one-half acres of land to five neighbors acting as trustees. They built a log . . . Map (db m157710) HM
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Feb. 21, 2024