Alcova (HM5LC)

Location: Arlington, VA 22204 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.864', W 77° 5.633'

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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 former Virginia State Senator Joseph Cloyd Byars, who several years later expanded the house. Senator Byars named the house Alcova for Alexandria County, Va. (renamed Arlington County in 1920). Byars also developed in this area one of Arlington's early sub-divisions, which he called Alcova Heights.
HM NumberHM5LC
Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 3:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318332 N 4303812
Decimal Degrees38.86440000, -77.09388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.864', W 77° 5.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 51.84" N, 77° 5' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3435 8th St S, Arlington VA 22204, US
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