Langley, Virginia Article

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Langley, Virginia
Langley is located in Northern Virginia
Langley
Langley
Langley is located in Virginia
Langley
Langley
Langley is located in the United States
Langley
Langley
Coordinates: 38°56′47″N 77°9′32″W / 38.94639°N 77.15889°W / 38.94639; -77.15889
LANGLEY VIRGINIA Latitude and Longitude:

38°56′47″N 77°9′32″W / 38.94639°N 77.15889°W / 38.94639; -77.15889
CountryUnited States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Time zone UTC−5 ( Eastern (EST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
22101, 22102
GNIS feature ID1495816 [1]
Langley High School, pictured here in June 2008, serves much of northeastern Fairfax County, Virginia. Visible on the left is the five stone memorial to the families affected by the September 11 attack on the Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Langley is an unincorporated community in the census-designated place of McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Langley is often used as a metonym for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as it is home to its headquarters, the George Bush Center for Intelligence. The land which makes up Langley today once belonged to Thomas Lee, former Crown Governor of the Colony of Virginia from 1749 to 1750. Lee’s land was named Langley in honor of Langley Hall, which was part of the Lee home estate in Shropshire, England. [2] In 1839, 700 acres (283 ha) of land was purchased by Benjamin Mackall from the Lee family, while keeping the name.[ citation needed]

The community was essentially absorbed into McLean many years ago, although there is still a Langley High School. [3] In addition to being a bedroom community for Washington, D.C. and home to the CIA's headquarters, the area is the site of the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration and the Claude Moore Colonial Farm of the National Park Service.

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References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Langley, Virginia
  2. ^ The CIA Campus: The Story of Original Headquarters Building
  3. ^ "Langley HS Map" (PDF). Fairfax County Public Schools. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2008-10-06.

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