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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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1900 Howell & Taylor map of Arlington showing early Clarendon

Why Is It Named Clarendon? And, What Does It Mean?

One of our most popular posts ever was this one about the origin of Arlington’s …

  • Page7

    Wonder what they did to the Young Baptist Cemetery and Quaker Burying Ground.

  • phyllis Lo

    Would you know the origin of the name of the street Clydesdale PL in Adams Morgan? Thank you.