Glencarlyn Station

Glencarlyn Station (HM19YK)

Location: Arlington, VA 22203 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.01', W 77° 7.48'

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The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park

If you arrived here by train on a summer Sunday afternoon in the 1870s, you would find crowds of people enjoying Arlington's premier amusement park.This wooded spot near the confluence of Lubber Run and Four Mile Run was a natural place for a park. Since the railroad's beginnings in the 1850s, this had been a regular stop for steam trains replenishing water from the springs. The Carlin family, owner of the property since 1766, built the Carlin's Springs amusement park here in 1872. It offered the popular attractions of the day — a large swimming hole, a bar, dance pavilions, and a 250-seat ice cream parlor. In 1887 the property was sold to developers for a residential community. The Carlin family house is preserved and open to the public as a museum.
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HM NumberHM19YK
Series This marker is part of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series
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Placed ByNorthern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 315667 N 4304144
Decimal Degrees38.86683333, -77.12466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.01', W 77° 7.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 0.60" N, 77° 7' 28.80" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Four Mile Run Trail, Arlington VA 22203, US
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