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Pimmit Run

Pimmit Run is a 7.8-mile-long (12.6 km)[1] stream in northern Virginia that runs from Fairfax County to the Potomac River at Chain Bridge in the Arlingwood neighborhood of Arlington.


  • Description 1
  • Tributaries 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Pimmit Run forms south of Arlington. The stream parallels Chain Bridge Road as it bisects the Arlington Bluff and empties into the Potomac just downstream of the bridge.

The stream was named for John Pimmit, who in 1675 was an overseer for William Fitzhugh (1651–1701). Pimmit was naturalized a citizen in 1679, and died by drowning in February 1688, on the Potomac River, near the mouth of the stream which was named after him. He was survived by three children - John, Margaret and William.[2]


Pimmit Run's tributaries are listed from its headwaters to its mouth.

  • Bridge Branch
  • Burke's Spring Branch
  • Saucy Branch
  • Bryan Branch
  • Little Pimmit Run
  • Stromans Branch

According to the Geographic Names Information System, Pimmit Run has also been known by the following names.

  • Pimmet's Run
  • Catfish Run
  • Upper Spout Run

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed August 15, 2011
  2. ^ "STAFFORD COUNTY VA DEED & WILL BOOK 1689 - 1693;". 10 February 1691. p. 230. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 

External links

  • Pimmit Run Trail

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