In Arlington, a historic district can be a single building, such as a house, church, school, or shop; a group of buildings, such as an apartment complex, a neighborhood, or a commercial center; a single natural feature, such as a rock formation or tree, or grouped natural features, such as a garden or park. Cemeteries and battlefields can also qualify. Thanks to the efforts of county historic preservation staff, there is a large and growing list of properties that are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Some of the historic sites have markers; for our site listings with descriptions, that is the text of the marker as provided by the Historic Affairs and Landmark Review Board.

Not all sites have markers — some have been damaged and are being replaced; some need wording changes as research uncovers new data; and some, like that at Jackson City, aren’t in place because of future construction in the area.


  • Ball-Carlin cemetery
  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Old Ball family burial grounds
  • Southern-Shreve cemetery
  • Travers family graveyard
  • Walker Chapel and cemetery

Commercial Properties

  • Al’s Motors/Gold’s Gym
  • Arlington Radio Towers
  • Arlington Mill
  • Carlin Springs
  • Chain Bridge
  • Dan Kain Building
  • Little Falls Road
  • Mouth of Pimmit Run
  • Washington National Airport and South Hangar Line

Community-Use Structures

  • Arlington Post Office
  • Barcroft Community House
  • Carlin Community Hall
  • Cherrydale Volunteer Firehouse
  • Clarendon Citizen’s Hall


  • Alcova
  • Arlington House
  • John Ball House (Ball-Sellers House)
  • Birchwood
  • Calvert Manor
  • Mary Carlin House
  • George Crossman House
  • Dawson-Bailey House
  • Charles Richard Drew House
  • Eastman-Fenwick House
  • Glebe of Fairfax Parish
  • Glenmore
  • Harry Gray House
  • Prospect Hill
  • John Saegmuller House