The Great Falls Line

The Great Falls Line (HMGJV)

Location: Arlington, VA 22203 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.386', W 77° 7.959'

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The Bluemont Branch of the Washington & Old Dominion was not the railroad's only line. The Great Falls & Old Dominion Railroad arose in 1906 from the vision of two prominent men. Sen. Stephen B. Elkins of West Virginia had prospered through coal, lumber, and railroads in his home state. John R. McLean was involved in several businesses and owned The Washington Post. Elkins and McLean bought land on the Virginia side of the Potomac River at Great Falls. They turned it into a resort, complete with a carousel, dance pavilion, and an electrified trolley line to bring the crowds from Washington. The largely undeveloped land along the line was idea for residential communities, including one named after McLean.
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HM NumberHMGJV
Series This marker is part of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series
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Placed ByThe Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park - Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314991 N 4304855
Decimal Degrees38.87310000, -77.13265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.386', W 77° 7.959'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 23.16" N, 77° 7' 57.54" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Washington and Old Dominion Trail, Arlington VA 22203, US
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