Herndon Station

Herndon Station (HMBE)

Location: Herndon, VA 20170 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.226', W 77° 23.157'

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Herndon grew up around this railroad station. The town received its name in 1858 when the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad (later the W&OD) arrived and a post office was established in the newly built station.

Herndon quickly became the commercial center for a booming dairy industry in the surrounding countryside. Mills, farm suppliers, and retail shops were established near the railroad depot. As businesses expanded, so did the population.

Local resident Madeleine Sharp described how Herndon life in the 1940s revolved around trains: There was a 6:30 a.m. train for business people. There was a 10:00 a.m. shoppers special (time enough for lunch at Woodies and a look around the shops) and there was a 6:30 p.m. theatre train . . . A wave of the arm at the stop, or the sight of a frantic figure running across the lawn was all that was needed to stop the train and receive a welcoming nod from the engineer.
Series This marker is part of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series
Placed ByWashington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park and The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:32am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293297 N 4316203
Decimal Degrees38.97043333, -77.38595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.226', W 77° 23.157'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 13.56" N, 77° 23' 9.42" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6132 Washington and Old Dominion Trail, Herndon VA 20170, US
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