Many people have often wondered through the years where the origin of the name for Dale City has come from. Because Dale City was the idea of a real estate developer named Cecil D. Hylton many people assumed Dale was Hylton’s middle name. Personally I believed that it was named after the NASCAR racing legend in memory of the father figure superhero he was. The true origin of Dale city was that it described the “hills and dales” of the rolling landscape of Virginia. Several places in Dale City have been named after it’s founded such as C.D. Hylton High School and the Hylton Memorial Chapel. Hylton began his career as a “huckster” or a young man who sold farm goods and produce at the farmers market. While you are in Dale City if you wish to experience the market for yourself head over to the Dale City Farmers Market that Hylton had put up as a memory of his past. The Dale City Farmers Market is a popular open-air market where local farmers offer customers the freshest fruits and vegetables, jams, honey, cheeses, baked goods, herbs, and fresh cut flowers in the area. After Hylton’s Farming days he moved into the sod business and proved to be a pioneer in the industry. After he became tired of Sod Hylton moved on to homebuilding. Throughout his career, he constructed apartments, commercial shopping centers, and over 22,000 homes. Along the way, he began his own sewer company, Dale Service Corp, as well as the first cable television companies in Prince William County. Now Hylton Enterprises is still found in Dale City and deals primarily in realty. Come see the Dale Empire all created by one remarkable man.
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If you want to do some shopping in Virginia look no further than Potomac Mills the largest Outlet Mall in America. The mall has over 225 retailers and an 18-screen AMC movie theater. Here you can find the Outlet Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nordstrom Rack, and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH; specialty stores include Abercrombie and Fitch Outlet, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Bose, Calvin Klein Factory Store, Coach Factory Store, Cole Haan Clearance, DKNY, H&M, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste Outlet, The LEGO Store, Marshalls/Homegoods, Movado Company Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Victoria's Secret and so many more. There are also plenty of places to eat and a full day of shopping to await you.