Abingdon Plantation

Abingdon Plantation (HM59U)

Location: Arlington, VA 22202 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.075', W 77° 2.685'

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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.

Historically intertwined with prominent families of Virginia, Abingdon weathered the Civil War and the end of plantation live. The encroachment of industry finally took its toll on Abingdon, which deteriorated until it burned in 1930. The ruins of the plantation house remain preserved on this hill as a testament to the history of this land.
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HM NumberHM59U
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 5:12pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322563 N 4302256
Decimal Degrees38.85125000, -77.04475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.075', W 77° 2.685'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 4.50" N, 77° 2' 41.10" W
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Area Code(s)703, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4601-5167 Mt Vernon Trail, Arlington VA 22202, US
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