A couple years ago, I wrote a walking tour for those interested in seeing the Civil War-related sites in Langley, which is part of present-day McLean. The on-line Historical Marker Database indicated that a Langley Fork state marker was located along Georgetown Pike next to the village. I searched for that marker in vain when I was doing on-the-ground research for the tour and concluded that it must have been removed. I am glad to report that the marker is now re-installed along the pike. The state also built a pull-off area next to the marker, complete with twenty-two parking spots. The money came from a $300,000 federal transportation grant, which was administered by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Fairfax County and the Fairfax County Park Authority each chipped in $75,000 for the project. The full story can be found here, in the McLean Connection.
|The newly re-installed Langley Fork historical marker, which was originally placed along Georgetown Pike in 1998.|
|A view of the marker and pull-off, looking west. The Georgetown Pike runs to the left of the photograph. Langley Fork is located at the top of the distant hill. The pull-off will be landscaped once the weather turns warmer.|
This Monday I submitted an update to the Historical Marker Database indicating the new pull-off. Click here to see the entry, including some photographs of the various buildings in Langley.