City of Alexandria Est. 1749Alexandria was established by Virginia's colonial assembly in 1749, over four decades the U.S. Congress authorized creation of a national capital on the banks of the Potomac River. Once the final site for the Federal city was selected by President George Washington, part of Alexandria was incorporated into the District of Columbia in 1801. To mark the new capital's boundaries, large stones were set in a ten-mile square at one mile intervals by Andrew Ellicott, assisted by men such as African American astronomer Benjamin Banneker.
|Placed By||City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 321607 N 4297260|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80606667, -77.05446667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.364', W 77° 3.268'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 21.84" N, 77° 3' 16.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1321 King St, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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