City of Alexandria Est. 1749
—Potomac Yard —Potomac Yard was once part of a vast, wooded landscape overlooking the Potomac River. The original 6,000-acre tract (about 9 square miles) was passed down through generations of the John Alexander family and divided among surviving spouses and children, each time creating smaller parcels. The Alexanders owned hundreds of acres of land and the majority of their holdings were farmed by tenants who paid rent to live on and work the property. It is highly likely that tobacco and wheat, the area's two primary crops, were grown on the land that would become Potomac Yard.
|Placed By||City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322287 N 4300204|
|Decimal Degrees||38.83271667, -77.04740000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.963', W 77° 2.844'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 57.78" N, 77° 2' 50.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Potomac Yard Trail, Alexandria VA 22305, US|
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