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Arlington County, Virginia
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Map of Virginia highlighting Arlington County
Location in the state of Virginia
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Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 9 July 1846
Seat Arlington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

26 mi² (67.6 km²)
26 mi² (67 km²)
0 mi² (0 km²), 0.35%
Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

200,226
7701/square mile/km² 
Website: www.arlingtonva.us

Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July 9, 1846 act of Congress that took effect in 1847. At a land area of 26 square miles, it is geographically the smallest self-governing county in the United States. Image File history File links Official Seal of Arlington County File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Virginia ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The District of Columbia, the national capital of the United States, was formed in 1790 from 100 square miles that were ceded to the federal government by the states of Maryland and Virginia. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


It is the location of Arlington National Cemetery, Washington National Airport, and the Pentagon. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) in Arlington County, Virginia is the closest commercial airport to Washington, D.C. Originally Washington National Airport, it was renamed after former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. ... This article is about the United States military building. ...

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General Characteristics

As of January 1, 2007, the estimated population was 202,800. [1] Strictly speaking, it is inaccurate to refer to it as the city of Arlington. All cities within the state are independent of counties, though towns may be incorporated within counties. However, Arlington has no existing incorporated towns because Virginia law prevents the creation of any new municipality within a county that has a population density greater than 1,000 persons per square mile. Its county seat is the census-designated place of ArlingtonGR6, which is co-extensive with Arlington County; however, the neighborhood of Courthouse is often thought of as seat by residents. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Courthouse is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia and is home to a stop on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro. ...


History

Alexandria County, District center

Once part of Fairfax County in the Virginia Colony, the area that contains Arlington County was ceded to the U.S. government by the Commonwealth of Virginia to a surveying team that Andrew Ellicott led placed them in their present locations.[2][3] Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony from sea to sea The Virginia Colony refers to the English colony in North America that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution. ... Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. ... Andrew Ellicott on a miniature portrait from 1799. ...


In 1791, the U.S. Congress established the final limits of the federal territory that would house the nation's capital as a square with 10 miles on each side, the maximum area permitted by Article I, Section 8, of the United States Constitution. However, the legislation that established these limits contained a provision that prevented the U.S. government from locating any federal offices within the portion of the territory that Virginia had ceded. 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Article One of the United States Constitution Article One of the United States Constitution describes the powers of the legislative branch of the United States government, known as Congress, which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ...


When Congress moved to the new District of Columbia in 1801, it enacted legislation that divided the District into two counties: (1) the county of Washington, which lay on the east side of the Potomac River, and (2) the county of Alexandria, which lay on the west side of the River.[4] Alexandria County contained at the time a rural area that included the present Arlington County, as well as the urbanized town of Alexandria (now "Old Town" Alexandria), a port that was located on the Potomac River in the southeastern part of the present City of Alexandria. The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Alexandria County was part of the original 10-mile square created as the District of Columbia in 1791 pursuant to Article I, Section 17, of the United States Constitution. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ...


Although some residents of Alexandria County had earlier hoped, for better or for worse, to benefit from the land sales and increased business activity that the federal capital's location might inspire, this benefit failed to appear. Instead, political and economic competition grew with the town of Georgetown, a port that was located in Washington County adjacent to the capital city (Washington City). The familiar golden dome of Washingtons once venerable Riggs Bank, now amalgamated into PNC Bank, at the northeast corner of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW. Georgetown in red Georgetown is a neighborhood located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., along the Potomac River waterfront. ...


As the U.S. government could not establish any federal offices in the County, and as the economically important Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) on the north side of the Potomac River favored Georgetown, Alexandria's economy stagnated. This stagnation worsened as some of Georgetown's residents opposed federal efforts to maintain the Alexandria Canal, which connected the C&O Canal in Georgetown to Alexandria's port. Further, as they were residents of the District of Columbia, Alexandria's citizens had no representation in Congress and could not vote in federal elections. Canal at Swains Lock The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, also known as the C&O Canal, operated from 1850 until 1924 parallel to the Potomac River in Maryland from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, DC. The total length of the canal is about 184. ... Alexandria Canal Center with restored Tidal Basin and Tidal Lock The Alexandria Canal was a canal in the United States that connected the city of Alexandria to Georgetown in the District of Columbia. ...


In addition, Alexandria had become a port and market for the slave trade. As there was increasing talk of abolishing slavery in the nation's capital, some Alexandrians feared that the local economy would suffer if the federal government abolished slavery in the District of Columbia. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This English poster depicting the horrific conditions on slave ships was influential in mobilizing public opinion against slavery. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ...


Simultaneously, there arose in Virginia an active abolitionist movement that created a division on the question of slavery in Virginia's General Assembly (Later, during the Civil War, Virginia's division on the slavery issue contributed to the formation of the state of West Virginia by its most anti-slavery counties). Pro-slavery Virginians recognized that Alexandria County could provide two new representatives who favored slavery in the General Assembly if the County joined the Commonwealth. The Virginia General Assembly is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a U.S. state. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


As a result, a movement grew to separate Alexandria County from the District of Columbia. After a referendum, the county's residents petitioned the U.S. Congress and the Virginia legislature to permit the County to return to Virginia. The area was retroceded to Virginia on July 9, 1846.[5] The District of Columbia, the national capital of the United States, was formed in 1790 from 100 square miles that were ceded to the federal government by the states of Maryland and Virginia. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1852, the independent City of Alexandria was incorporated from a portion of Alexandria County.[6] This created an ambiguity, as two separate legal entities had similar names. Alexandria County eventually renamed itself in 1920 to Arlington County. The county's new name derived from that of Arlington National Cemetery, whose own name had derived from that of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's former home, Arlington House, which since the Civil War had been located within the cemetery. 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... // This article is about the Confederate general. ... Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia, on bluffs overlooking the Potomac River, directly across from the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. During the American Civil War, the grounds of the mansion were selected as the site of Arlington... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery
Arlington Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's home, Arlington House (also known as the Custis-Lee Mansion). It is directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., north of the Pentagon. With nearly 300,000 people buried there, Arlington National Cemetery is the second-largest national cemetery in the United States. Arlington Cemetary Caption: Weeks Drive leading to President John F. Kennedys grave, affords pedestrian access. ... Arlington Cemetary Caption: Weeks Drive leading to President John F. Kennedys grave, affords pedestrian access. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God, Our Vindicator) Anthem (none official) God Save the South (unofficial) The Bonnie Blue Flag (unofficial) Dixie (unofficial) Capital Montgomery, Alabama (until May 29, 1861) Richmond, Virginia (May 29, 1861–April 2, 1865) Danville, Virginia (from April 3, 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Religion... // This article is about the Confederate general. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article is about the United States military building. ...


Arlington House was named after the Custis family's homestead on Virginia's Eastern Shore. It is associated with the families of Washington, Custis, and Lee. Begun in 1802 and completed in 1817, it was built by George Washington Parke Custis. After his father died, young Custis was raised by his grandmother and her second husband, the first US President George Washington, at Mount Vernon. Custis, a far-sighted agricultural pioneer, painter, playwright, and orator, was interested in perpetuating the memory and principles of George Washington. His house became a "treasury" of Washington heirlooms. --69. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... George Washington Parke Custis George Washington Parke Custis (April 30, 1781 – October 10, 1857), the adopted son (and also stepgrandson) of United States President George Washington, was a nineteenth-century American writer, orator, and agricultural reformer. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Back of the main house. ...


In 1804, Custis married Mary Lee Fitzhugh. Their only child to survive infancy was Mary Anna Randolph Custis, born in 1808. Young Robert E. Lee, whose mother was a cousin of Mrs. Custis, frequently visited Arlington. Two years after graduating from West Point, Lieutenant Lee married Mary Custis at Arlington on June 30, 1831. For 30 years, Arlington House was home to the Lees. They spent much of their married life traveling between U.S. Army duty stations and Arlington, where six of their seven children were born. They shared this home with Mary's parents, the Custis family. 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1808 (MDCCCVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... “USMA” redirects here. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...

When George Washington Parke Custis died in 1857, he left the Arlington estate to Mrs. Lee for her lifetime and afterwards to the Lees' eldest son, George Washington Custis Lee. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (504x799, 84 KB) Summary Iwo Jima Memorial in Rosslyn - Photographed by Jeff Costlow 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (504x799, 84 KB) Summary Iwo Jima Memorial in Rosslyn - Photographed by Jeff Costlow 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial statue located near the Arlington National Cemetery in Rosslyn, Virginia, United States. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... George Washington Custis Lee (also known as Custis Lee) (September 16, 1832 – February 18, 1913) was the eldest son of Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Custis Lee. ...


The U.S. government confiscated Arlington House and 200 acres (81 hectares) of ground immediately from the wife of General Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. The government designate the grounds as a military cemetery on June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. In 1882, after many years in the lower courts, the matter of the ownership of Arlington National Cemetery was brought before the United States Supreme Court. The Court decided that the property rightfully belonged to the Lee family. The United States Congress then appropriated the sum of $150,000 for the purchase of the property from the Lee family. An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... The Running Machine An 1864 cartoon featuring Stanton, William Fessenden, Abraham Lincoln, William Seward and Gideon Welles takes a swing at the Lincoln administration. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political...


Veterans from all the nation's wars are buried in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pre-Civil War dead were re-interred after 1900. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


The Tomb of the Unknowns, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, DC. President John F. Kennedy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his wife and some of their children. His grave is marked with an "Eternal Flame." His brother Senator Robert F. Kennedy is also buried nearby. Another President, William Howard Taft, who was also a Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is the only other President buried at Arlington. Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknowns, May 1943 The Tomb of the Unknowns (also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, although it has never been officially named) is a monument in Arlington National Cemetery, United States dedicated to the American soldiers who have died without... The Landsoldaten (foot soldier) statue in Fredericia, Denmark Throughout history, many soldiers have died in numerous wars without their remains being identified. ... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... “Jacqueline Bouvier” redirects here. ... Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also called RFK, was one of two younger brothers of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and served as United States Attorney General from 1961 to 1964. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... For other persons named William Howard Taft, see William Howard Taft (disambiguation). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch...


Other frequently visited sites near the cemetery are the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, commonly known as the "Iwo Jima Memorial", the U.S. Air Force Memorial, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, the Netherlands Carillon and the U.S. Army's Fort Myer. The Marine Corps War Memorial is a military memorial statue located near the Arlington National Cemetery in Rosslyn, Virginia, United States. ... The United States Air Force Memorial is a sculpture in progress in Arlington, Virginia and designed by American architect James Ingo Freed with the firm Pei Cobb Freed and Partners Architects LLP for United States Air Force Memorial Foundation. ... The Women in Military Service for America Memorial is located at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery and honors all women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. ... The Netherlands Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery was a gift from the people of the Netherlands to the people of the United States of America in 1954. ... Orville Wright flying at Fort Myer, September 17, 1908. ...


Town of Potomac

Washington skyline (seen from Arlington)
Washington skyline (seen from Arlington)
Main article: Potomac, Virginia

The Town of Potomac was formerly located in Arlington County adjacent to the massive Potomac Yard of the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. A planned community, its proximity to Washington, D.C., made it a popular place for employees of the U.S. government to live. Potomac was developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The town was annexed by the independent city of Alexandria in 1930. Today, in Alexandria, the Town of Potomac Historic District designates this historic portion of the city, and includes 1,840 acres (7.45 km²) and 690 buildings. The Town of Potomac was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3456x2304, 1161 KB) Summary View from Arlington Natl Cemetary Early Morning - Photographed by Jeff Costlow 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3456x2304, 1161 KB) Summary View from Arlington Natl Cemetary Early Morning - Photographed by Jeff Costlow 2005 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Potomac, Virginia is an extinct town formerly located in Arlington County. ... Potomac, Virginia is an extinct town formerly located in Arlington County. ... Potomac Yard was one of the busiest railroad yards on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. ... The Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad (AAR reporting mark RFP) was a railroad connecting Richmond, Virginia to Washington, DC. It is now a portion of the CSX Transportation system. ... A New town or planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


The Pentagon

The Pentagon, looking northeast with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance.
The Pentagon, looking northeast with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance.
Main article: the Pentagon

The Pentagon in Arlington is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense. It was dedicated on January 15, 1943 and it is the world's largest office building. Although it is located in Arlington, the United States Postal Service requires that "Washington, D.C." be used as the place name in mail addressed to the ZIP codes assigned to The Pentagon. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2734x1726, 963 KB) The Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, looking northeast with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2734x1726, 963 KB) The Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, looking northeast with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance. ... This article is about the United States military building. ... This article is about the United States military building. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ... A ZIP Code is the postal code used by the United States Postal Service, which always writes it with capital letters. ... This article is about the United States military building. ...


The building is pentagon-shaped in plan and houses about 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel. It has five floors and each floor has five ring corridors. The Pentagon's principle law enforcement arm is the United States Pentagon Police, the agency that protects the Pentagon and various other DoD jurisdictions throughout the National Capital Region. Look up pentagon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The U.S. Pentagon Police is the federal police force of the Secretary of Defense. ...


Built during the early years of World War II, it is still thought of as one of the most efficient office buildings in the world. It has 17.5 miles (28 km) of corridors, yet it takes only seven minutes or so to walk between any two points in the building. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


It was built from 680,000 tons of sand and gravel dredged from the nearby Potomac River that were processed into 435,000 cubic yards (330,000 m³) of concrete and molded into the pentagon shape. Very little steel was used in its design due to the needs of the war effort. The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ...


The open-air central plaza in the Pentagon is the world's largest "no-salute, no-cover" area (where U.S. servicemembers need not wear hats nor salute). The snack bar in the center is informally known as the Ground Zero Cafe, a nickname originating during the Cold War when the Pentagon was targeted by Soviet nuclear missiles. Ground zero is the exact location on the ground where any explosion occurs. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... A nuclear missile is a type of: missile nuclear weapon It could also refer to a missile with some form of nuclear propulsion, such as the Project Pluto cruise missile. ...


During World War II, the earliest portion of the Henry G. Shirley Memorial Highway was built in Arlington in conjunction with the parking and traffic plan for the Pentagon. This early freeway, opened in 1943, and completed to Woodbridge, Virginia in 1952, is now part of Interstate 395. The Henry G. Shirley Memorial Highway was Virginias first limited access freeway. ... Interstate 80 (Eastshore Freeway) in Berkeley, California: a typical American freeway (MUTCD definition) A freeway, also known as a highway, superhighway, autoroute, autobahn, autostrada, dual carriageway, expressway, Autosnelweg or motorway, depending on the country of discussion, is a type of road designed for safer high-speed operation of motor vehicles... Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Interstate 395 in Virginia is a 13 mile long spur route that begins at a junction with Interstate 95 in Springfield, Virginia and ends in downtown Washington, District of Columbia. ...


September 11, 2001 attacks

Security Camera image of the moment that American Airlines Flight 77 hit The Pentagon

Sixty years to the day after construction workers broke ground for the Pentagon, the building was seriously damaged by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. It was one of three major buildings hit by airliners hijacked by members of Al-Qaeda, a militant terrorist organization. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Security camera image showing American Airlines Flight 77 (highlighted) just before and after impact. ... This article is about the United States military building. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Al-Qaeda (Arabic: القاعدة, the foundation or the base) is the name given to a worldwide network of militant Islamist organizations under the leadership of Osama bin Laden. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 189,453 people, 86,352 households, and 39,290 families residing in Arlington. The population density was 2,828/km² (7,323/mi²), the highest of any county in Virginia. There were 90,426 housing units at an average density of 1,350/km² (3,495/mi²). Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The racial makeup of the county was 68.94% White, 9.35% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 8.62% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.33% from other races, and 4.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.62% of the population. It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


28% of Arlington residents were foreign-born.


In 2005 Arlington's population was 64.7% non-Hispanic whites. 8.8% of the population was African-American. Native Americans constituted 0.4% of the population. Asians now outnumbered African-Americans, constituting 8.9% of the population. Latinos were 16.1% of the population.


There were 86,352 households out of which 19.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.30% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.50% were non-families. 40.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.96. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 16.50% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 42.40% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $63,001, and the median income for a family was $78,877. Males had a median income of $51,011 versus $41,552 for females. The per capita income for the county was $37,706. About 5.00% of families and 7.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over. In 2004 the average single-family home sales price passed $600,000, approximately triple the price less than a decade before, and the median topped $550,000 [citation needed]. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Arlington CDP population history

  • 1960.....163,401[7]
  • 1970.....174,284
  • 1980.....152,299
  • 1990.....170,936
  • 2000.....189,453
  • 2006.....200,226
  • 2007.....202,800 (estimated) [1]

See, Arlington Demographics & Statistics


Development Patterns

Aerial view of a growth pattern in Arlington County, Virginia. High density, mixed use development is often concentrated within 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the County's Metrorail rapid transit stations, such as in Rosslyn, Courthouse, and Clarendon (shown in red from upper left to lower right). This photograph is taken from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website describing Arlington's award for overall excellence in smart growth in 2002.
Aerial view of a growth pattern in Arlington County, Virginia. High density, mixed use development is often concentrated within 1/4 to 1/2 mile from the County's Metrorail rapid transit stations, such as in Rosslyn, Courthouse, and Clarendon (shown in red from upper left to lower right). This photograph is taken from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website describing Arlington's award for overall excellence in smart growth in 2002.

Arlington has won awards for its "smart growth" development strategies. For over 30 years, the government has had a policy of concentrating much of its new development near transit facilities, such as Metrorail stations and the high-volume bus lines of Columbia Pike. Within the transit areas, the government has a policy of encouraging mixed-use and pedestrian- and transit-oriented development. Outside of those areas, the government usually limits density increases, but makes exceptions for larger projects that are near major highways, such as in Shirlington, near I-395 (the Shirley Highway). Image File history File links ArlingtonTODimage3. ... Image File history File links ArlingtonTODimage3. ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... The skyscrapers of Rosslyn as seen behind The Pentagon. ... Courthouse is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia and is home to a stop on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro. ... Clarendon is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia, USA, located between the Rosslyn area and the Ballston area. ... Smart growth is a concept and term used by those who seek to identify a set of policies governing transportation and land use planning policy for urban areas that benefits communities and preserves the natural environment. ... A real estate developer (American English) or property developer (British English) makes improvements of some kind to real property, thereby increasing its value. ... The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... State Route 244, also known as Columbia Pike, is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Mixed-use development refers to the practice of allowing more than one type of use in a building or set of buildings. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Urban Planning: Walkable Communities. ... Aerial view of growth patterns in Arlington County, Virginia. ... Shirlington is a neighborhood or urban village in the southern part of Arlington County, Virginia, USA. The word Shirlington is a combination of Shirley (from the Shirley Highway, or Interstate 395) and Arlington. ... Interstate 395 (abbreviated I-395) in Virginia is a 13 mile (21 km) long spur route that begins at a junction with Interstate 95 in Springfield, Virginia and ends in downtown Washington, District of Columbia. ... The Henry G. Shirley Memorial Highway was Virginias first limited access freeway. ...


Much of Arlington's development in the last generation has been concentrated around 7 of the County's 11 Metrorail stations. However, infill development elsewhere in the County has recently replaced many undeveloped lots and small single-family dwellings with row houses and larger homes. Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... A street of British Victorian/Edwardian terraced homes. ...


Increasing land values and re-development (most of which is as-of-right development) has diminished Arlington's tree canopy and reduced the supply of existing affordable housing. To address coverage and the construction of larger homes the County has recently limited the allowable coverage on some single-family lots. Affordable housing is a dwelling where the total housing costs are affordable to those living in that housing unit. ...


In addition, the County implemented in 2005 an affordable housing ordinance that requires most developers to contribute significant affordable housing resources, either in units or through a cash contribution, in order to obtain the highest allowable amounts of increased building density in new development projects, most of which are planned near Metrorail station areas. The County also permits greater heights and densities through zoning ordinance bonuses in exchange for the creation of additional on-site affordable housing units, at a target level of 1:1 (i.e. one committed affordable unit for every market-rate unit; since 2004, and including condominium projects, actual average production has been closer to 2:3.) Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The County focuses its efforts to preserve, create and maintain for-sale and rental affordable housing units to households whose income is not greater than 80% of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Median Income (AMI); rental units are committed for no fewer than 30 years at no greater than 60% AMI. AMI tables are published annually by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The household is the basic unit of analysis in many microeconomic and government models. ...


Government

Arlington is governed by a five person County Board, whose members are elected to four year terms.

Position Name Party First Election Next Election
Chairman Paul Ferguson [1] Democratic Party 1996 2007
Vice-Chairman J. Walter Tejada Democratic Party 2003 2007
Member Barbara Favola Democratic Party 1997 2008
Member Jay Fisette [2] Democratic Party 1997 2009
Member Chris Zimmerman [3] Democratic Party 1996 2010

Arlington also elects four Members of the 100 Member Virginia House of Delegates and two Members of the Virginia Senate. State Senators are elected to four year terms, while Delegates are elected to two year terms. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... The Virginia Senate is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ...

Office Name Party and District First Election Next Election
Senator Patricia "Patsy" Ticer Democratic Party (30) 1995 2007
Senator Mary Margaret Whipple [4] Democratic Party (31) 1995 2007
Delegate David Englin [5] Democratic Party (45) 2005 2007
Delegate Albert Eisenberg [6] Democratic Party (47) 2003 2007
Delegate Robert Brink [7] Democratic Party (48) 1997 2007
Delegate Adam Ebbin [8] Democratic Party (49) 2003 2007

Arlington has an elected five person School Board, whose members are elected to four year terms. Virginia law does not permit political parties to place school board candidates on the ballot, but as in many other Virginia jurisdictions, most Arlington school board candidates run with an explicit party endorsement. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Adam Ebbin (born November 10, 1963) is an American politician from Virginia. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...

Position Name Party First Election Next Election
Chair Dave Foster endorsed by Republican Party in 2003 1999 --
Vice Chair Ed Fendley endorsed by Democratic Party in 2005 2005 2009
Member Sally Baird endorsed by Democratic Party in 2006 2006 2010
Member Frank Wilson endorsed by Democratic Party in 2004 1996 2008
Member Libby Garvey endorsed by Democratic Party in 2004 1996 2008

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Position Name Party First Election Next Election
Treasurer Frank O'Leary Democratic Party 1983 2007
Clerk of the Court David Bell Democratic Party 1983 --
Commonwealth's Attorney Richard "Dick" Trodden Democratic Party 1993 2007
Sheriff Beth Arthur Democratic Party 2000 2007
Commissioner of the Revenue Ingrid Morroy Democratic Party 2003 2007

Note: Arlington is represented by three of the four openly gay elected officials in Virginia. Arlington County Board member Jay Fisette was the first in 1997. Adam Ebbin became the first openly gay Delegate in 2003. In 2006, School Board member Sally Baird became the first openly lesbian elected official in Virginia. (The fourth openly gay elected official is Councilman Paul Smedberg of the City of Alexandria Council.) Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


Presidential Election Results

Each year's winner in the general election is listed first below.

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Transportation

US 50 running through Rosslyn at sunset
US 50 running through Rosslyn at sunset

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Airports

Arlington is the home of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) in Arlington County, Virginia is the closest commercial airport to Washington, D.C. Originally Washington National Airport, it was renamed after former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. ...


Public transportation

Arlington is served by the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines of the Washington Metro. Additionally, it is served by Virginia Railway Express (commuter rail), Metrobus (regional public bus), and a local public bus system, Arlington Transit (ART). The Orange Line of the Washington Metro consists of 26 subway stations from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU to New Carrollton. ... The Blue Line of the Washington Metro consists of 27 subway stations from Franconia_Springfield to Largo Town Center. ... The Yellow Line of the Washington Metro consists of twelve subway stations from Huntington to Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. ... The Washington Metro, or simply Metro, is the rapid transit system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter railroad service that connects the Northern Virginia area with Washington, DC. The VRE operates on two lines, the Fredericksburg line, which starts from Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Manassas line, which starts from Broad Run Airport in Bristow, Virginia. ... The Jackson Graham Building, where Metro headquarters is located. ... Arlington Transit (ART) operates in Arlington County, Virginia, providing bus and other transit service within the county. ...


Roads in Arlington

Main articles: Streets and highways of Arlington County, Virginia and Arlington County, Virginia, street-naming system

Arlington is traversed by two interstate highways, Interstate 66 in the northern part of the county and Interstate 395 in the southern part, both with high-occupancy vehicle lanes or restrictions. In addition, the county is served by a number of multi-lane urban arterial roads and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. This article deals with the streets and highways of Arlington County, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. in the United States. ... This article details the street-naming system of Arlington County, Virginia in the United States. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 66 (abbreviated I-66) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Interstate 395 (abbreviated I-395) in Virginia is a 13 mile (21 km) long spur route that begins at a junction with Interstate 95 in Springfield, Virginia and ends in downtown Washington, District of Columbia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The word lane has two meanings: a portion of a paved roadway which is intended for a single line of vehicles and is marked by white or yellow lines. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The George Washington Memorial Parkway, known to local motorists simply as the G.W. Parkway, is a parkway maintained by the U.S. National Park Service. ...


Bicycle paths

Arlington has a number of off-road bicycle trails, all of which travel along the Potomac River and its tributaries, abandoned railroad beds, or major highways. One of these trails, the Mount Vernon Trail, runs for 17 miles along the Potomac, continuing through Alexandria to George Washington's plantation home. In Arlington's southeast corner, immediately south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Mount Vernon Trail connects to the Four Mile Run Trail, which travels westward through Arlington in a stream valley. The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Rail trails are former railway lines that have been converted to paths designed for pedestrian, bicycle, skating, equestrian, and/or light motorized traffic. ... Map of the Trail The Mount Vernon Trail is a popular bike path in Northern Virginia that runs from near Theodore Roosevelt Island to Mount Vernon. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Back of the main house. ... Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA) in Arlington County, Virginia is the closest commercial airport to Washington, D.C. Originally Washington National Airport, it was renamed after former President Ronald Reagan in 1998. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


In addition, a rail trail, the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail (W&OD Trail), travels northwest for 45 miles from the Arlington/Alexandria boundary at Shirlington through Falls Church, Vienna, Herndon, and Leesburg to the town of Purcellville in western Loudoun County, Virginia. Other notable trails include both the Custis Trail, which travels westward beside Interstate 66 through Arlington, connecting the Mount Vernon Trail in Rosslyn with the W&OD Trail, and the Bluemont Junction Trail, a rail trail that travels between the W&OD Trail and Ballston, where it connects with the Custis Trail. Rail trails are former railway lines that have been converted to paths designed for pedestrian, bicycle, skating, equestrian, and/or light motorized traffic. ... Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park or the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Trail (sometimes abbreviated W&OD Trail or W&OD) is an unusually-shaped regional park in Virginia: it consists of a trail along the route of the former Washington and Old Dominion Railway. ... Shirlington is a neighborhood or urban village in the southern part of Arlington County, Virginia, USA. The word Shirlington is a combination of Shirley (from the Shirley Highway, or Interstate 395) and Arlington. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1875 Government  - Mayor Robin Gardner Area  - City  2. ... Vienna is a town in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Coordinates: , State Virginia County Fairfax County, Virginia Settled 1858 Area  - City 4. ... Leesburg is a historic town and is the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia, United States of America. ... Purcellville is a town located in Loudoun County, Virginia. ... Loudoun County (pronounced LOUD-un; IPA: ) is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state of the United States, and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. ... The Custis Trail is a bike trail in Arlington County, VA that extends from Bon Air Park, off of Wilson Boulevard, to Key Bridge at Rosslyn. ... The skyscrapers of Rosslyn as seen behind The Pentagon. ... View above Fairfax Drive Ballston is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia and is home to a stop on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro. ...


In addition, a partially off-road bike route bisects the County while traveling westward from Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial and Rosslyn to Falls Church while travelling as a paved trail near or adjacent to Arlington Boulevard (U.S. Route 50) or within the Boulevard's service road. Further, many of the County's major streets contain designated bicycle lanes near their curbs or parking lanes. The skyscrapers of Rosslyn as seen behind The Pentagon. ...


Geography

Courthouse Plaza in Arlington

Arlington is the smallest self-governing county in the United States (the largest county-level jurisdiction being North Slope Borough, Alaska). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 67 km² (26 mi²), of which about 12 km² (4.6 mi²) is federal property. There are two counties that are geographically smaller than Arlington in the United States (but which have no form of self-government): Kalawao, Hawaii (13.2 square miles) and Bristol, Rhode Island (24.7 square miles). Image File history File linksMetadata Courthouse_square. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Courthouse_square. ... Courthouse is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia and is home to a stop on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro. ... North Slope can refer to: Alaska North Slope North Slope Borough, Alaska This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Official language(s) None[1] Spoken language(s) English 85. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Kalawao County is a county located in the state of Hawaii. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Bristol County is a county located in the state of Rhode Island. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Arlington is located at 38°52′49″N, 77°6′30″W (38.880344, -77.108260)GR1. It is bounded on the north by Fairfax County, on the west by the City of Falls Church, on the south by the City of Alexandria, and on the east by the Potomac River; across the river is the City of Washington, DC. Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Founded 1875 Government  - Mayor Robin Gardner Area  - City  2. ... Location in Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Founded 1718 Government  - Mayor William D. Euille Area  - City  15. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


A person standing on Memorial Bridge in Arlington is exactly as far from the Cumberland Gap, Virginia's western extreme point, as they are from downtown Boston, Massachusetts -- 394 miles (636 km). Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap (George Caleb Bingham, oil on canvas, 1851–52) Cumberland Gap (el. ... An extreme point or an extremal point in general sense is a point that belongs to the extremity of something. ... “Boston” redirects here. ...


Neighborhoods in Arlington

There are numerous unincorporated neighborhoods within Arlington that are commonly referred to by name as if they were distinct towns. The county characterizes some of these neighborhoods - particularly those located at Metrorail stations and other major transportation corridors - as "urban villages." These are usually centers with commercial activity. These include: Image File history File linksMetadata Freedom_park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Freedom_park. ... Replica of the Goddess of Democracy statue at Freedom Park. ... The skyscrapers of Rosslyn as seen behind The Pentagon. ...

There are also numerous neighborhoods which are largely residential including: View above Fairfax Drive Ballston is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia and is home to a stop on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro. ... Clarendon is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia, USA, located between the Rosslyn area and the Ballston area. ... State Route 244, also known as Columbia Pike, is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Courthouse is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia and is home to a stop on the Orange Line of the Washington Metro. ... Satellite image of the interlocking highrises of Crystal City. ... Lyon Village is a neighborhood, or “urban village” located in Arlington County, Virginia, along Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29). ... Washington Tower, a signature building of the Pentagon City neighborhood. ... The skyscrapers of Rosslyn as seen behind The Pentagon. ... Shirlington is a neighborhood or urban village in the southern part of Arlington County, Virginia, USA. The word Shirlington is a combination of Shirley (from the Shirley Highway, or Interstate 395) and Arlington. ... Virginia Square is a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia. ... Westover is a community in Arlington, Virginia centered around Washington Boulevard between North McKinley Road and North Longfellow Street. ... Cherrydale is a neighborhood in northern Arlington, Virginia. ...

  • Alcova Heights
  • Arlington Forest
  • Arlington Heights
  • Arlington Ridge
  • Arlington View
  • Ashton Heights
  • Aurora Hills
  • Ballston Crossing
  • Barcroft
  • Bellvue Forest
  • Bluemont
  • Boulevard Manor
  • Buckingham
  • Cherrydale
  • Claremont
  • Columbia Forest
  • Columbia Heights
  • Country Club Hills
  • Crescent Hills
  • Dominion Hills
  • Donaldson Run
  • Douglas Park
  • East Falls Church
  • Fairlington
  • Forest Hills
  • Glencarlyn
  • Halls Hill
  • High View Park/Halls Hill
  • Lacey Forest
  • Lee Heights
  • Lyon Park
  • Lyon Village
  • Madison Manor
  • Maywood
  • New Dover
  • Nauck (Green Valley)
  • Penrose
  • Rivercrest
  • Waycroft-Woodlawn
  • Waverly Hills
  • Williamsburg
  • Yorktown

Arlington includes a large selection of Sears Catalog Homes, which were offered between 1908 and 1940, Considered to be of exceptional quality, in modern times, these houses are sought after by many home buyers. As well, Arlington features some of the first and among the best examples of post-World War II garden style apartment complexes in the U.S., some of which were designed by architect Mihran Mesrobian. Cherrydale is a neighborhood in northern Arlington, Virginia. ... Fairlington, Virginia is the largest housing project financed by the Defense Homes Corporation during World War II. It remains a valued place to live today. ... Advertisement for Modern Home No. ...


Neighborhood Historic Preservation Districts

A number of the County's residential neighborhoods and larger garden-style apartment complexes are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and/or designated under the County government's zoning ordinance as local Historic Preservation Districts. These include Arlington Village, Arlington Forest, Ashton Heights, Buckingham, Cherrydale, Claremont, Colonial Village, Fairlington, Lyon Park, Lyon Village, Maywood, Penrose, Waverly Hills and Westover. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Neighborhood Conservation Plans

Many of Arlington's neighborhoods participate in the Arlington County government's Neighborhood Conservation Program (NCP). Each of these neighborhoods has a Neighborhood Conservation Plan that describes the neighborhood's characteristics, history and recommendations for capital improvement projects that the County government funds through the NCP.


Postal areas

The three-digit zip code prefix 222 uniquely identifies Arlington. Delivery areas north of Arlington Boulevard have odd-numbered ZIP codes (22201, 22203, 22205, 22207, 22209, and 22213), while delivery areas south of Arlington Boulevard have even-numbered ZIP codes (22202, 22204, and 22206). ZIP codes assigned to post office boxes, large mailers, and military facilities do not follow that rule. Mr. ... A Post Office box is a uniquely-addressable lockable box located on the premises of a Post Office station. ...


Education

Primary and secondary schools

Arlington is served by the Arlington Public Schools system. The public high schools in Arlington are Yorktown High School, Washington-Lee High School, Wakefield High School, and the H-B Woodlawn program. Arlington is also home to Bishop O'Connell, a Roman Catholic high school, and Cecil's Secondary School of Business, an affiliate of the University of Virginia, located at 1300 Wilson Blvd in Rosslyn. Arlington Public Schools is a school district that serves Arlington County, Virginia. ... Yorktown High School is one of three high schools located in Arlington, Virginia. ... Washington-Lee High School (or simply W-L) is one of three traditional public high schools in Arlington County, Virginia. ... Wakefield High School is one of three high schools located in Arlington, Virginia, and is just one block away from Alexandria. ... H-B Woodlawn Program The H-B Woodlawn Program, commonly referred to as H-B, is an alternative all-county public school located in Arlington County, Virginia, United States based on the liberal educational movements of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Bishop Denis J. OConnell High School (also known as DJO[2]) was founded in 1957 in Arlington County, Virginia. ... “Catholic Church” redirects here. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Rosslyn is the name of municipalities in the U.S. state of Virginia, and Ontario, Canada: Rosslyn, Virginia Rosslyn, Ontario see also: Roslin, Rosslyn Chapel. ...


Arlington County spends about half of its revenue on education, making it one of the top ten per-pupil spenders in the nation (as of 2004, over $13,000, the second highest amount spent on education in the United States, behind New York City). It maintains funding through federal government programs to maintain high standards, such as funding fuel for SUV vehicles for soccer mothers, day-tennis moms, as well as to avoid any inappropriate news of latch-key children in the local and national press. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


Through an agreement with Fairfax County Public Schools approved by the school board in 1999, up to 26 students residing in Arlington per grade level may be enrolled at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax at a cost to Arlington of approximately $8000 per student. For the first time in 2006, more students (36) were offered admission in the selective high school than allowed by the previously established enrollment cap.[8] Fairfax County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST, TJ, Jefferson) is a public secondary magnet school in Alexandria, Virginia. ... Fairfax County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ...


Colleges and universities

Marymount University is the only university with its main campus located in Arlington. Founded in 1950 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary as Marymount College of Virginia located on North Glebe Road. The school has expanded into offering complete 4 year undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and recently doctorial degrees in Fall 2004. The school expanded in the early 1990's and opened an additional campus in Ballston. They also have a Reston Center located in Reston, Virginia. Marymount University is a coeducational, four-year Catholic university whose main campus is located in Arlington, Virginia. ... A view of the Reston Town Center Reston is an internationally known planned community whose goal was to revolutionize post-World War II concepts of land use and residential/corporate development in American suburbia. ...


George Mason University operates an Arlington campus in the Virginia Square area between Clarendon and Ballston. The campus houses the School of Law, School of Public Policy and other programs. The University is commencing construction on a new building in October 2007, which is expected to open in 2010. This new building will provide additional space for the School of Law and other graduate programs. George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a public university in the United States. ... George Mason University, also known as GMU or simply Mason, is a public university in the United States. ... For people, places and things called Clarendon, see: Clarendon, England Clarendon, South Australia Clarendon, Jamaica Clarendon, New York Clarendon, Texas Clarendon, Virginia (a district of Arlington County) Clarendon (Washington Metro) Clarendon Press Earl of Clarendon Clarendon Films, a former British film studio This is a disambiguation page — a list of... Ballston may refer to: Ballston, New York Ballston, Virginia Ballston Spa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... George Mason University School of Law is the law school of George Mason University, a state university in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. ...


DeVry University operates a campus for undergraduate classes along with the Keller School of Management for its graduate classes, in Crystal City. The University established the campus in 2001. DeVry University and DeVry Institute of Technology are divisions of Devry Inc. ... Crystal City is the name of some places in the United States: Crystal City, Missouri Crystal City, Texas Crystal City, Virginia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Northern Virginia Community College and Strayer University each maintain satellite campuses in Arlington. Northern Virginia Community College, comprising six locations in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., is the nations second largest multi-campus community college and the largest educational institution in the state of Virginia. ... Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Washington, D. C., is a private, for-profit educational institution. ...


The Art Institute of Washington, a local branch of The Art Institutes is located in the Ames Center across from the Rosslyn Metro Station. The Art Institutes (often abbreviated as Ai) is a collection of private, for-profit educational institutions for career preparation in the visual, creative, and applied arts, including design, media, fashion, and culinary programs. ...


Sister cities

Arlington has three sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Location of Coyoacán within the Mexican Federal District Jardín Centenario with the fountain depicting the drinking coyotes that gave the town its name Plaza Hidalgo Coyoacán is one of the 16 delegaciones (boroughs) into which Mexicos Federal District is divided. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Oche redirects here; in darts the oche is the line from which players must throw. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Reims (alternative English spelling Rheims; pronounced in French) is a city of the Champagne-Ardenne région of northern France, standing 144 km (89 miles) east-northeast of Paris. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... San Miguel is: San Miguel is a town in San Luis Obispo County in California San Miguel is the name of a county in New Mexico San Miguel is the name of a town in the Philippine province of Leyte A city in Tabasco is called San Miguel The biggest...

See also

Arlington Independent Media - Channel 69 Arlington Independent Media (AIM), formerly Arlington Community Television, is a non-profit membership organization providing television production training workshops and professional production facilities, as well as the public-access cable television channel Channel 69 in Arlington County, Virginia. ... This is a list of famous people and celebrities that were either born in or have lived in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, including Maryland and northern Virginia. ... The following Federal Agencies are located in Arlington County, Virginia: Category: ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Profile. Retrieved on May 1, 2007.
  2. ^ BOUNDARY MARKERS OF THE ORIGINAL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Official Arlington Historical Society Website. Retrieved on August 30, 2006.
  3. ^ Boundary markers of the Nation's Capital : a proposal for their preservation & protection : a National Capital Planning Commission Bicentennial report. National Capital Planning Commission, Washington, DC, 1976; for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
  4. ^ Sixth Congress, Session II, Chapter XV (An Act concerning the District of Columbia), Section 2 (Stat. II, Feb. 27, 1801) (United States Statutes at Large, Vol. II, p. 103)
  5. ^ Frequently Asked Questions About Washington, D.C.. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.. Retrieved on August 30, 2006.
  6. ^ Alexandria's History. Retrieved on August 30, 2006.
  7. ^ Although Arlington CDP had a population of 135,449 in 1950, the Census did not treat Arlington as a CDP because in 1950 CDPs were assigned to rural areas only. They were first assigned to urban areas during the 1960 Census.
  8. ^ TJHSST Admissions Statistics for 2005-06 (PDF). Retrieved on August 30, 2006.

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External links

Web Sites

  • Arlington County official web pages
    • Arlington County government home page
    • Profile. Retrieved on August 30, 2006.
    • Arlington County Board
    • Arlington County Geographic Information System Mapping Center Interactive Maps
    • Arlington County Local Historic Districts
    • Arlington County Neighborhood Conservation Plans
    • Arlington County Neighborhood Conservation Program
    • Arlington County sites listed in National Register of Historic Places
    • Arlington County Zoning Ordinance
    • Arlington County Zoning Ordinance: Historic Preservation Districts
    • Arlington County Bicycle Maps
  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington (Arlington County Animal Shelter)
  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  • Arlington Convention and Visitors Service official website
  • Arlington Economic Development Agency official website
  • Arlington Fire Journal - History of Arlington County Fire Dept., including Sept. 11 at Pentagon
  • Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance (non-profit community group)
  • Arlington Historical Society
  • Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (U.S. National Park Service website)
  • Arlington County Democrats
  • Arlington Skyscrapers at Emporis
  • Arlington's Urban Villages

Neighborhoods

  • Alcova Heights
  • Ballston and Virginia Square
  • Bluemont
  • Buckingham
  • Cherrydale
  • Clarendon
  • Court House
  • Glencarlyn
  • Lyon Park
  • Lyon Village
  • Rosslyn
  • Waycroft-Woodlawn

Related Links

  • Fairfax Underground - a message board designed to improve communication between residents of Northern Virginia

Coordinates: 38.880344° N 77.10826° W Map of Northern Virginia Northern Virginia (NoVA) consists of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

    • Hybrid satellite image/street map from WikiMapia
    • CrimeinDC.org - Unofficial Google crime maps of Arlington
  • Virginia towing laws from Wikipedia [9]

 
 

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