City of Alexandria Est. 1749
—Potomac Yard —Potomac Yard was located between Washington D.C. and Alexandria because the site already served as the confluence of many shipping routes; was centrally located on the eastern seaboard; and would alleviate troublesome train congestion from smaller yards in the region. When Potomac Yard opened in 1906, it encompassed 450 acres of land, was about 2.5 miles long, and contained 52 miles of track.
|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 322289 N 4299858|
|Decimal Degrees||38.82960000, -77.04728333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.776', W 77° 2.837'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 46.56" N, 77° 2' 50.22" 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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