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Guide to '''Arlington County Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Arlington County, Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
  
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== Arlington County Virginia Courthouse  ==
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== Arlington County Virginia History  ==
 
== Arlington County Virginia History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, visit [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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*[[Montgomery County, Maryland Genealogy|Montgomery County, Maryland]]  
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==== Research Guides  ====
 
==== Research Guides  ====
  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Alexandria County [Arlington County]," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1959). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg}}. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Alexandria County [Arlington County]," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1959). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg}}. Digital version at [http://library.nehgs.org/search~S0?/tVirginia+Genealogist/tvirginia+genealogist/1%2C2%2C6%2CB/frameset&FF=tvirginia+genealogist+volumes++++1+++27&1%2C1%2C American Ancestors] ($).  
*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Arlington County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1960):80. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg}}. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).  
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*"A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Arlington County," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 4, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1960):80. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg}}. Digital version at [http://library.nehgs.org/search~S0?/tVirginia+Genealogist/tvirginia+genealogist/1%2C2%2C6%2CB/frameset&FF=tvirginia+genealogist+volumes++++1+++27&1%2C1%2C American Ancestors] ($).  
*Ray, Suzanne Smith. "Genealogical Research in the Records of Alexandria City and Arlington County," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jul.-Aug. 1984):1. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vt}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org/oldnewsl.htm Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
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*Ray, Suzanne Smith. "Genealogical Research in the Records of Alexandria City and Arlington County," ''The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter,'' Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jul.-Aug. 1984):1. Available at {{FHL|137581|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vt}}; digital version at [http://www.vgs.org/user-newsletter/vols-i-xxv/196-vgs-newsletter-vol-10-1984 Virginia Genealogical Society] website.
  
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Arlington County, Virginia Cemeteries]]''.  
 
For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see ''[[Arlington County, Virginia Cemeteries]]''.  
  
The following is a list of cemeteries in Arlington County: <ref>[http://www.topozone.com/states/Virginia.asp?county=Arlington&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;feature=Cemetery USGS Map], Trails.com</ref>  
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The following is a list of cemeteries in Arlington County: <ref>[https://www.trails.com/topo-map-arlington-county-virginia-va.html USGS Map], Trails.com</ref>  
  
 
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*Smith, F.H. ''Memorial Ceremonies at the National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Under the Auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic, May 30, 1868''. Washington, D.C.: McGill &amp; Witherow, Printers and Stereotypers, 1868. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=H09bCPMCjwIC Google Books] (full-view).  
 
*Smith, F.H. ''Memorial Ceremonies at the National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Under the Auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic, May 30, 1868''. Washington, D.C.: McGill &amp; Witherow, Printers and Stereotypers, 1868. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=H09bCPMCjwIC Google Books] (full-view).  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/arlington.html Tombstone Transcription Project Arlington County] (including Arlington National Cemetery) - transcriptions and photos - &nbsp;USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/virginia/arlington.html Tombstone Transcription Project Arlington County] (including Arlington National Cemetery) - transcriptions and photos - &nbsp;USGenWeb
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=48&GScnty=2809&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://genealogenie.net/arlington/cemeteries.shtml VAGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Arlington+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Virginia&county=Arlington&cemetery_name=a Billion Graves]
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
Indexed images of Arlington County, Virginia Chancery Records 1790-1842 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.<ref>[http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/available/ "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability,"] Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).</ref>  
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Indexed images of Arlington County, Virginia Chancery Records 1790-1842 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.<ref>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/available.asp "Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index Availability,"] Library of Virginia (accessed 26 January 2010).</ref>  
  
 
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*'''1861-1865''' - Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932382 Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865]
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*'''1861-1865''' - Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932427 Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865<br>]
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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:- [[17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. '''Company A''' (Alexandria Riflemen), '''Company E''' (Mount Vernon Guards), '''Company G''' (Emmett Guards), '''Company H''' (Old Dominion Rifles), '''Company I''' (O'Connell Guards), and '''Company K''' (Warrenton Rifles).<ref>Lee A. Wallace, ''17th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|607459|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 67}}.</ref>
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:- [[17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. '''Company A''' (Alexandria Riflemen), '''Company E''' (Mount Vernon Guards), '''Company G''' (Emmett Guards), '''Company H''' (Old Dominion Rifles), '''Company I''' (O'Connell Guards), and '''Company K''' (Warrenton Rifles).<ref>Lee A. Wallace, ''17th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). {{FHL|607459|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 67}}.</ref>
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*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
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[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;  
  
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|975 E4w v. 4}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Alexandria County is included in Vol. 4.]  
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*'''1815''' - Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. {{FHL|975 E4w v. 4}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Alexandria County is included in Vol. 4.]  
*'''[1829] '''A List of Tithables for the Town Part of the County of Alexandria, 1829. Original records, Arlington County Courthouse in Arlington, Virginia; FHL copy: {{FHL|1902939}} Item 4.
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*'''1829''' - A List of Tithables for the Town Part of the County of Alexandria, 1829. Original records, Arlington County Courthouse in Arlington, Virginia; FHL copy: {{FHL|1902939}} Item 4.
  
 
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== Arlington County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Arlington County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Arlington County Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
 
== Arlington County Virginia Genealogy Websites  ==
  
 
*[http://genealogenie.net/arlington/ Arlington County VAGenWeb Project], a part of [[VAGenWeb|The VAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://genealogenie.net/arlington/ Arlington County VAGenWeb Project], a part of [[VAGenWeb|The VAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Arlington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/arlington-county.html Arlington County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
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*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Arlington|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/arlington/ Cyndi's List]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/va/counties/arlington/ Cyndi's List]  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=30008 Site of Arlington Chapel Marker], The Historical Marker Database
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=30008 Site of Arlington Chapel Marker], The Historical Marker Database
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Guide to Arlington County, Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.


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Arlington County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Arlington County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Arlington County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 13, 1847
County Seat Arlington
Courthouse
VirginiaArlingtonCourthouse.jpg


Arlington County Virginia Courthouse

Arlington County Courthouse
 

Arlington County Courthouse
1425 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-228-7010

Formerly Alexandria County -
Clerk Circuit Court has birth, marriage, death, land and court records [1]


Beginning Dates for Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1801 1853 1850 1801 1800

Arlington County Virginia History

Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (1618-1685)

Known as Alexandria County until 1920, when it was renamed Arlington County. The county was named after Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (1618-1685), an English statesman.[2]

Parent County

1847--Arlington County was created 13 March 1847 from Fairfax County. County seat: Arlington [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, visit "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Arlington County Virginia Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy cohabitation records are available online.

(see Alexandria County) 
  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware. 2005-present. - free online book. Cole, Ennis, Fletcher, Handless, Lucas, McIntosh, Nichols, Shorter, Thomas, Valentine, Webster families of pre-1820 Arlington County, Virginia.

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:


Cemeteries

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Arlington County, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Arlington County: [4]

  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Ball Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Ball-Carlin Family Graveyard
  • Basil Halls Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Berry-Whitehead Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Birch Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Birch-Campbell Graveyard
  • Birch-Payne Family Graveyard
  • Calloway Cemetery
  • Columbia Gardens Cemetery
  • Corbett Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Custis Burying Ground
  • Deuterman Family Graveyard
  • Donaldson Family Graveyard
  • Donaldson Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Harrison Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Hicks Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Lomax Cemetery
  • Marcey Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Mary Randolph Grave
  • Mills Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Minor Family Cemetery (historical)
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery
  • Pelham Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Phillips Family Graveyard
  • Saint Charles School Cemetery
  • Shelley Graveyard (historical)
  • Southern-Shreve Family Graveyard
  • Syphax Family Graveyard
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • Walker Chapel Cemetery
  • Winslow-Whiting-Wilson Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Wunder Family Graveyard (historical)
  • Decker, K. and Angus McSween. Historic Arlington: A History of the National Cemetery from Its Establishment to the Present Time, with Sketches of the Historic Personages Who Occupied the Estate Previous to Its Seizure by the National Government... Decker and McSween Pub. Co., 1892. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Smith, F.H. Memorial Ceremonies at the National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Under the Auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic, May 30, 1868. Washington, D.C.: McGill & Witherow, Printers and Stereotypers, 1868. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
  • Tombstone Transcription Project Arlington County (including Arlington National Cemetery) - transcriptions and photos -  USGenWeb


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.


Census

For tips on accessing Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 5,949
1810 8,552 43.8%
1820 9,703 13.5%
1830 9,573 −1.3%
1840 9,967 4.1%
1850 10,008 0.4%
1860 12,652 26.4%
1870 16,755 32.4%
1880 17,546 4.7%
1890 18,597 6.0%
1900 6,430 −65.4%
1910 10,231 59.1%
1920 16,040 56.8%
1930 26,615 65.9%
1940 57,040 114.3%
1950 135,449 137.5%
1960 163,401 20.6%
1970 174,284 6.7%
1980 152,599 −12.4%
1990 170,936 12.0%
2000 189,453 10.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

Church Records

Church of England
  • The Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Book (1732-1785) and the proceedings of the Overseers of the Poor (1787-1802). Digitized images available online at Truro Parish Colonial Vestry Minutes.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Arlington

Court

Indexed images of Arlington County, Virginia Chancery Records 1790-1842 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.[5]

Genealogy

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War


Regiments. Service men in Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Alexandria Riflemen), Company E (Mount Vernon Guards), Company G (Emmett Guards), Company H (Old Dominion Rifles), Company I (O'Connell Guards), and Company K (Warrenton Rifles).[6]

Miscellaneous Records

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy newspapers.


Probate Records

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

  • 1815 - Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. FHL 975 E4w v. 4. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Alexandria County is included in Vol. 4.]
  • 1829 - A List of Tithables for the Town Part of the County of Alexandria, 1829. Original records, Arlington County Courthouse in Arlington, Virginia; FHL copy: FHL 1902939 Item 4.

Vital Records

Indexes to Arlington County, Virginia Genealogy births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth
  • 1853-1896 - Arlington County Birth Index 1853-1896. Batch C868476 at FamilySearch - free.
Marriage
  • 1740-1850 - Virginia Marriages 1740-1850 (Ancestry) ($).
  • 1850-1881 - Arlington County Marriage Index 1850-1881. Batch M868475 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1853-1879 - Arlington County Marriage Index 1853-1879. Batch M868476 at FamilySearch - free.
Death
  • 1853-1896 - Arlington County Death Index 1853-1896. Batch B868476 at FamilySearch - free.
Vital Record Substitutes

Arlington County Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Arlington County Virginia Genealogy Websites

Arlington County Virginia Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Arlington County, Virginia. Page 710 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia Contributors, "Arlington County, Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_County,_Virginia, accessed 13 January 2012.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. USGS Map, Trails.com
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