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Arlington County is located directly across the Potomac River to the southwest
of Washington, D.C.
Formerly part of the District of Columbia, the land now composing the county was retroceded to Virginia on July
9, 1846, in an act of Congress that took effect in 1847. It was called Alexandria County from that date until March
16, 1920, when an act of the General Assembly changed its name to Arlington County.
Despite being organized politically as a "county" in Virginia, it is considered a Central City of the
Washington Metropolitan Area by the Census Bureau, along with the adjacent cities of Washington and Alexandria,
Virginia. At a land area of 26 square miles, it is geographically the smallest self-governing county in the United
Arlington is the location of Arlington National Cemetery, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Pentagon,
Fort Myer, the Pentagon Memorial, the USMC War Memorial, the Air Force Memorial, and numerous other monuments.
The incorporated town of Potomac (1908-1930) was located in Arlington County. However, it was annexed by the adjacent
City of Alexandria in 1930, and thus, joined the lost towns of Virginia. Although "lost" as a political
subdivision, the former town of Potomac is now a historic district of the City of Alexandria, and includes 1,840
acres and 690 buildings. The Town of Potomac was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Arlington County is surrounded by Fairfax County on the north, west and south.
It is adjacent along its southwest and southern borders to the City of Falls Church and the City of Alexandria;
and along the Potomac River north. Included in the county are several neighborhoods, or "urban villages"
such as Crystal City, Rosslyn, Ballston, Clarendon, Virginia Square, Westover, and Shirlington
Arlington has no existing incorporated towns
Census - Fort Myers
1890 Veteran's Census -
1890 Veteran's Census - Jefferson
1890 Veteran's Census - Arlington
Robert Edward Lee
Parke Custis Biography
Charles Creighton Carlin
Bernard G. Caulfield Biography
Edward Ball Biography
Mrs. Margaret Price
Walker Sellers Obituary
Simms - Nouse
Jean Corbett Obituary
Washington Parke Custis Obituary
Washington Custis Biography
and Ann Alexander Marriage
Surrounded by Fairfax
County on the north, west and south.
It is adjacent along its southwest and southern borders to the City of Falls Church
and the City of Alexandria; and along the Potomac River north.
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