McLean (HMIK)

Location: McLean, VA 22101 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.056', W 77° 10.653'

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McLean originated in this vicinity after the electrified Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad began operating in 1906. Its tracks crossed Chain Bridge Road between the villages of Lewinsville and Langley, near the Ingleside community. By 1910 the area was renamed McLean, after John R. McLean, an owner of the railroad and publisher of the Washington Post. Storm's General Store and Post Office was built at this site between the tracks and Elm Street. Franklin Sherman School opened nearby in 1914, and the McLean Volunteer Fire Department was incorporated in 1923. Train service ended in 1934. The rail bed is now Old Dominion Drive.
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Fairfax County History Commission series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByFairfax County History Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311258 N 4311736
Decimal Degrees38.93426667, -77.17755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.056', W 77° 10.653'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 3.36" N, 77° 10' 39.18" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6801-6811 Elm St, McLean VA 22101, US
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