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Arlington County, Virginia

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Arlington is approximately 189,453 (2000), 207627 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 84,847 (1990), 98050 (2010).
The amount of land area in Arlington is 67.03 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Arlington is 25.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.244 sq kilometers.
The distance from Arlington to Washington DC is 5 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 95 miles. (as the crow flies)
Arlington is positioned 38.87 degrees north of the equator and 77.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Arlington median income is $ 63,001 (2000).
The Arlington median home price is $ 262,400 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 34.2 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 55.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.1 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 57.7 degrees F.


across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. It is about seven miles away. Other nearby communities include Bailey's Crossroads, Seven Corners, Lake Barcroft, Falls Church, Lincolnia, Alexandria and Jefferson.
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History & History Related Items

Historical information for the area. Here is another history page for Arlington.

In 1791, Arlington was first part of the ten square mile tract for the nation's capital, Washington, DC. It was known as Alexandria County of the District of Columbia. The area on the west bank of the Potomac River was given back to Virginia on 9 July 1846. In 1870, Alexandria City separated from Alexandria County. Due to confusion with the two names, many attempted to rename the county, but the name stood until 1920 when Arlington County was adopted.. At that time, all the portion not in Alexandria City was created into Arlington County. No incorporated towns, cities or communities may be within the boundary of Arlington. It was named for the home of the Civil War general, Robert E. Lee, Arlington House. The house now stands on the Arlington National Cemetery. It is the building displayed on the Arlington county Seal.

The county area remained fairly rural until recent years. Many Washington, DC residents had summer homes here, but not many stayed during the rest of the year. From 1920 forward, development moved rapidly through the county until by the year 2000, most land was developed or under development. Much of the county area is residential, but designated areas have commercial and office space.

Residents of the county are active in their community with over 50 civic associations and over 100 service organizations alone. Numerous other groups and commissions are also active in Arlington. Its proximity to Washington, DC brings many tourists and visitors to the area. The Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery are both located in Arlington.
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Arlington County is the home of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as well as the Pentagon, although it has a Washington, DC address. The Arlington National Cemetery is also located here, which contains the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the grave of John F. Kennedy

Arlington County Fair
3501 South Second Street
Arlington, VA 22204
held in August each year.
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Arlington Chamber

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
2009 14th Street, N., Suite 111
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-525-2400
Fax: 703-522-5273

Arlington Organizations

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
2009 14th Street, N., Suite 111
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-525-2400
Fax: 703-522-5273

Arlington Libraries

Central Library
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-228-5990

Arlington Schools

Arlington County Public Schools
1426 N. Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703.228.6000


George Mason University - Arlington Campus
3401 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 993-8999

Marymount University
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207
Phone: 800-548-7638 Arlington


The population of Arlington was:
1990 - 170,936
2000 - 189,453
2002 - 189,927 (estimate)

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