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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Reston, Virginia

 
Clickable Map of Fairfax 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 Fairfax County, VA (482) Alexandria Ind. City, VA (298) Arlington County, VA (373) Fairfax Ind. City, VA (39) Falls Church Ind. City, VA (50) Loudoun County, VA (275) Prince William County, VA (621) Washington, DC (1972) Charles County, MD (142) Montgomery County, MD (523) Prince George s County, MD (524)  FairfaxCounty(482) Fairfax County (482)  (298) Alexandria (298)  ArlingtonCounty(373) Arlington County (373)  (39) Fairfax (39)  (50) Falls Church (50)  LoudounCounty(275) Loudoun County (275)  PrinceWilliamCounty(621) Prince William County (621)   D.C.(1972) Washington (1972)  CharlesCountyMaryland(142) Charles County (142)  MontgomeryCounty(523) Montgomery County (523)  PrinceGeorge'sCounty(524) Prince George's County (524)
Location of Reston, Virginia
    Fairfax County (482)
    Alexandria (298)
    Arlington County (373)
    Fairfax (39)
    Falls Church (50)
    Loudoun County (275)
    Prince William County (621)
    Washington, D.C. (1972)
    Charles County, Maryland (142)
    Montgomery County, Maryland (523)
    Prince George's County, Maryland (524)
 
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1Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — "October Glory" Red Maple(Acer rubrum L.)
Near U.S. Geological Survey Drive south of Sunrise Valley Drive, on the left when traveling south.
Planted in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the new United States Geological Survey (USGS) created by the October 1996 merger of the former National Biological Service and a portion of the Bureau of . . . Map (db m135131) HM
2Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — John Wesley Powell (1834-1902)Explorer, Geologist, Ethnologist — USGS: Science for a changing world —
Near U.S. Geological Survey Drive south of Sunrise Valley Drive, on the left when traveling south.
The man who would become the second Director of the Geologic Survey, grew up exploring and teaching himself about natural history. In 1861, he enlisted in the Union Army, was commissioned as an artillery officer, lost his right forearm to a . . . Map (db m135135) HM
3Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — Julia Anna Gardner (1882-1960), Ph.D.Geologist, Paleontologist — USGS: Science for a changing world —
Near U.S. Geological Survey Drive south of Sunrise Valley Drive, on the left when traveling south.
After earning her doctorate in geology from Johns Hopkins University (1911), Julia Anna Gardner worked for the USGS as a contractor. In 1917 during World War I, she volunteered as an auxiliary nurse with the Red Cross in France, often working on the . . . Map (db m135136) HM
4Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — Randolph Wilson Bromery (1926-2013), Ph.D.Geologist, Educator, Administrator — USGS: Science for a changing world —
Near U.S. Geological Survey Drive south of Sunrise Valley Drive, on the left when traveling south.
In 1942, Randolph Wilson “Bill” Bromery enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and attended pilot training in the 99th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group. The squadron was known famously as the Tuskegee Airmen. Upon his discharge in . . . Map (db m137366) HM
5Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — T-58 — RestonA "New Town"
Near North Shore Drive at Village Road, on the left when traveling west.
In 1961 Robert E. Simon, Jr. began developing 6,750 acres of Sunset Hills Farm as a community open to all races, ages, and incomes. Working with Simon, the architectural firm of Whittlesey and Conelin designed a "New Town." Construction of Lake Anne . . . Map (db m89355) HM
6Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — Robert E. Simon, Jr. / Reston, VirginiaNational Planning Pioneer / National Planning Landmark — American Institute of Certified Planners Designations —
Near North Shore Drive at Village Road, on the left when traveling west.
The American Institute of Certified Planners has designated Robert E. Simon, Jr. as a National Planning Pioneer. At Reston, Robert E. Simon, Jr. created the nation’s first Planned Community Zone to fulfill his visions of a new town in which . . . Map (db m89538) HM
7Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — T-37 — Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign
On Leesburg Pike (Virginia Route 7) near Northfalls Court, on the right when traveling west.
Here Lee entered this road from Ox Hill, September 3, 1862, and turned West toward Leesburg. Crossing the Potomac at White's Ford, the army entered Maryland, September 5-6, 1862.Map (db m1098) HM
8Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — Sunset Hills Station
On Old Reston Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Sunset Hills Station, shown below in the 1960s, stands as a reminder that today's Reston was not the first "new town" to be planned for this area. In 1886 Dr. Carl Wiehle bought a large parcel of land north and south of the railroad tracks. He . . . Map (db m25074) HM
9Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — The Robert E. Simon, Jr. Plaza
Near Colts Neck Road just east of Glade Drive (Virginia Route 4721), on the right when traveling north.
In recognition of his commitment to the Reston community, this Plaza is dedicated to Robert E. Simon, Jr., the founder of Reston, Virginia. The community also expresses its gratitude to the members of the Hunters Woods Task Force for their . . . Map (db m154486) HM
10Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — Train Wrecks
On Old Reston Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Accidents happened on the Washington & Old Dominion. Mishaps resulted from washouts of the roadbed, loose rails, rotting ties, or from livestock wandering across the tracks. Crew negligence also played a part. One of the earliest and most serious . . . Map (db m25005) HM
11Virginia (Fairfax County), Reston — Veteran's MemorialUSGS: Science for a changing world
On U.S. Geological Survey Drive south of Sunrise Valley Drive, on the left when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m135133) WM
 
May. 6, 2021