Arlington

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"Arlington" was the name of the estate founded in 1802 by George Washington Parke Custis, the son of President Washington's step-son, John Parke Custis. It was built as a tribute to the first president, and took the name of the Custis family estate in the tidewater area. The house was inhabited by Robert E. Lee until he entered the service of the Confederacy in 1861. In 1864 United States General Montgomery Meigs converted the estate into a military cemetery, now known as Arlington National Cemetery. The name derives from "Harlington", a village and parish in Bedfordshire which was called "Herlingdone" in the Domesday Book (1086). The name translates roughly to "Herala's Hill"; Herala being the name of a Viking clan that settled the area around AD 900.