States: Virginia: Fairfax
Walter, Donaldson Park and Donaldson Run are in Arlington County, Va., (next door to Alexandria). According to Wikipedia, Donaldson Run was named after Andrew Donaldson, one of the early farm owners along the stream. He was also responsible for overseeing the property around the local Christ Church to prevent the theft of timber. In the early 1800’s the stream was called “Rock Run” but was renamed “Donaldson Run” sometime around 1900. I don't know how reliable the information is on Wikipedia, but if you have an Andrew in your past, the park and run could well be named after your family. You might try contacting the Arlington Historical Society - http://www.arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org/. I am sure they would have details on the history of the park and on Andrew as well.
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