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Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is coterminous with the U.S. Census Bureau-designated place of Arlington, which is the second-largest principal city of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As a result, the county is often referred to in the region simply as "Arlington" or "Arlington, Virginia".

The land that became Arlington was originally donated by Virginia to the United States government to form part of the new federal capital district. On February 27, 1801, a year after moving from the temporary National Capital at Philadelphia occupying the Federal City (also sometimes known then as "Washington City") in the District of Columbia, the United States Congress organized the area as a subdivision of the District named Alexandria County. In 1846, Congress returned the land southwest of the Potomac River donated by Virginia due to issues involving Congressional representation and the abolition of slavery. The General Assembly of Virginia changed the county's name to Arlington in 1920 to avoid confusion with the adjacent City of Alexandria.

The county is situated in Northern Virginia on the south bank of the Potomac River directly across from Washington. Arlington is also bordered by Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church to the northwest, west and southwest, and the City of Alexandria to the southeast. With a land area of 26 square miles (67 km2), Arlington is among the geographically smallest self-governing counties in the United States, and due to state law regarding population density, has no other incorporated towns within its borders.

Arlington, Virginia, USA

Curtis Lee Mansion

Arlington, Virginia, USA

Arlington Memorial Amphitheatre

Arlington, Virginia, USA

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Arlington National Cemetery

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News  1864 - June 15 – Arlington National Cemetery is established in the United States
when 200 acres (0.81 km2) of the grounds of Robert E. Lee's home Arlington House are officially set ...Read MORE...

Arlington, a post-village of Alexandria co., Va., on the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon...Read MORE...

1941 to 1943 - Pentagon Built
1941-1943 - Pentagon built in Arlington. The construction of the Pentagon was ordered by Brigadier...Read MORE...

News  1943 - January 15 - The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
January 15, 1943

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