When you start to Tell Arlington’s Story, you find out lots of interesting trivia. Did you know that…
- The area where Glebe Road and Lee Highway meet was once known as “Wunders Crossroads” (sometimes spelled “Wonders”) after the family whose farm lay just to the north and east of the intersection.
- Mount Olivet is the oldest church site in continuous use in Arlington County. The first church was used as a hospital during the Civil War. The current church, built in 1948/49, is the fourth to occupy that site.
- The Arlington Library Association was formed in 1936 with a $1,500 appropriation from the County budget to support the six (previously) independent libraries. The first paid professional librarian was hired in 1937 and oversaw a staff of 157 volunteers.
Information about these pieces of the Arlington Story and more can be seen on display at the Westover Branch Library during the month of April.