World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Windy Run

Article Id: WHEBN0017917988
Reproduction Date:

Title: Windy Run  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Potomac River, List of tributaries of the Potomac River
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Windy Run

Windy Run
288px
Windy Run near its confluence with the Potomac
Mouth Potomac River
Location Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Mouth elevation 0 feet (0 m)

Windy Run is a small stream in Arlington County, Virginia. From its source near Lorcom Lane, Windy Run flows on a northeastern course and empties into the Potomac River within the Federal parklands of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.[1] Windy Run is surrounded predominantly by forests. It is known by many of the Arlington locals as simply "The Falls".

Pronunciation and Origin of Name

There is considerable debate among some local residents whether the name is properly "win-de"--as in "Chicago, the Windy City" or "wine-de" as in a twisty, windy road. Some argue that the former is correct--a testament to the winds that blow through the area and the fact that the Run is for all but about the last 75 yards of its course is high above the Potomac, presumably where the winds are stronger, and more vigorous. Others argue for the latter, on the basis that the name refers to the twisted, meandering path that the Run takes down to the river.

Parks Along Windy Run

  • Windy Run Park (Arlington County Parks and Recreation)
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway (US National Park Service)

Notes


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.