Alexandria Academy

Alexandria Academy (HM53B)

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

N 38° 48.083', W 77° 2.852'

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On 17 Dec. 1785, George Washington endowed a school here in the recently established Alexandria Academy "for the purpose of educating orphan children." In 1812, an association of free African Americans founded its own school here in space vacated by white students. Young Robert E. Lee attended another school in the Academy from 1818 to 1823, when it closed and the building was sold. During the Civil War the Academy served as a freedman's hospital. Returned to the Alexandria School Board in 1884, the Alexandria Academy was used as a school and administrative facility until 1982. The Historic Alexandria Foundation restored it in 1999.
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HM NumberHM53B
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Marker NumberE-89
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322197 N 4296727
Decimal Degrees38.80138333, -77.04753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.083', W 77° 2.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 4.98" N, 77° 2' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 S Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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