“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Mistress Margaret Brent


Mistress Margaret Brent Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
1. Mistress Margaret Brent Marker
Inscription. On September 6, 1654, this site was included in a patent of 700 acres granted by the Colony of Virginia to Mistress Margaret Brent (c1601–c1671). An extraordinary woman, she spent most of her adult life fighting discrimination of her sex, she was the first private owner of the rectangular tract of land on the Potomac River above Hunting Creek that became the nucleus of Alexandria.
Erected 1978 by the Mount Vernon Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 38° 47.451′ N, 77° 2.464′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from South Street near South Washington Street (Virginia Route 400). Click for map. It is in Jones Point Park, at the lighthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Remarkable Margaret Brent (here, next to this marker); The Jones Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); D.C.'s First Building Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nations Capital Begins Here 1791-1793
Mistress Margaret Brent Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Allen C. Browne, October 7, 2012
2. Mistress Margaret Brent Marker
In its new location with the "Remarkable Margaret Brent" marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Who Owns the River? (within shouting distance of this marker); First Original Federal Boundary Stone (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Mountains of Materials and Massive Manpower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); World Wars to the Present (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
More about this marker. Marker is at the Jones Point Lighthouse, inside the white picket fence.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. They are other markers to Margaret Brent.
Also see . . .  Margaret Brent (ca. 1601-ca. 1671). Brief biographical sketch by Anne Baker; prepared for the Maryland State Archives. (Submitted on June 21, 2008.) 
Categories. Civil RightsColonial EraNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
Marker at the Jones Point Light Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
3. Marker at the Jones Point Light
This picture is of the marker at is original location.
Jones Point Light Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, June 21, 2008
4. Jones Point Light
This is the first view of the lighthouse as you walk up the path from the parking lot.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,081 times since then. Last updated on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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