City of Alexandria Est. 1749From this point, King Street slopes gently down to the Potomac. But when Alexandria was founded in 1749, the new town was perched on a high bluff some 20 feet above the river. The town was established on a shore of a crescent-shaped bay that extended inland to current day Lee Street, then called Water Street. The steep banks that rose above the shoreline extended from Hugh West's 1732 tobacco inspection station and warehouse, at the foot of Oronoco Street, southward to Point Lumley, near the foot of Duke Street. Between 1732 and 1749, the only roadway coming through the area was the old "Rolling Road" from the west, used to roll round "hogsheads" of tobacco to West's warehouse for transport on the river.
|Placed By||City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322724 N 4297056|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80445000, -77.04155000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.267', W 77° 2.493'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 16.02" N, 77° 2' 29.58" 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 207 King St, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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