Historic Alexandria

Historic Alexandria (HM2K6)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.268', W 77° 2.503'

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Alexandria was named for the family of John Alexander, a Virginia planter who in 1669 acquired the tract on which the town began. By 1732, the site was known as Hunting Creek Warehouse and in 1749 became Alexandria, thereafter a major 18th-century port. George Washington frequented the town; Robert E. Lee claimed it as his boyhood home. From 1801 to 1847 Alexandria was part of the District of Columbia, and was later occupied by Federal troops during the Civil War. By the 20th century it had become a major railroad center. In 1946, Alexandria created the third historic district in the United States to protect its 18th - and - 19th century buildings.
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HM NumberHM2K6
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Virginia: Old Town Alexandria series.
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Marker NumberE 86
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 1:25am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322710 N 4297058
Decimal Degrees38.80446667, -77.04171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.268', W 77° 2.503'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 16.08" N, 77° 2' 30.18" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 213 King St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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