Original Mount Vernon High School Historical

Original Mount Vernon High School Historical (HM1WGU)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22309 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 43.918', W 77° 6.12'

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The original Mount Vernon High School was located here on 8.8 acres that were once part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. Fairfax County purchased the land for $400 per acre in November 1938. Construction funding was provided by Fairfax County and the Depression-era Federal Public Works Administration. The school opened in January 1940 and continued here until 1973, when the new school opened nearby. Melvin B. Landes served as principal from 1945 to 1973 during a period of rapid population growth and integration. Former Virginia Governor and United States Senator Charles S. Robb is among the notable graduates.
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Fairfax County History Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 317290 N 4289130
Decimal Degrees38.73196667, -77.10200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.918', W 77° 6.12'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 55.08" N, 77° 6' 7.2" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8335 US-1, Alexandria VA 22309, US
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