Founded 1823Half mile to the southwest. The idea for such an institution was conceived by a group of Alexandria and Washington clergymen in 1818. Among those interested was Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner. Originally at corner of Washington and King Streets in Alexandria, moved to present location in 1827. Closed in 1861 when occupied as a hospital for Union troops. Reopened in 1865.
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|Placed By||Virginia Conservation Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:49am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 318472 N 4299954|
|Decimal Degrees||38.82968333, -77.09125000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 49.781', W 77° 5.475'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 49' 46.86" N, 77° 5' 28.50" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3690 King St, Alexandria VA 22302, US|
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