Near Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Washington—The Capitalís Guardian
George Washington selected the location in 1794 when construction of a fort on the Potomac was considered. The high masonry walls, gun positions, dry moat, and drawbridge all illustrate principles of military science and architecture used during the nationís early life.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Defenses of Washington marker series.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 38° 43.023′ N, 77° 2.68′ W. Marker was near Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker was at the intersection of George Washington Memorial Parkway (at milepost 2) and Fort Hunt Road, on the right when traveling north on George Washington Memorial Parkway. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22308, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Last Defense (here, next to this marker); Protecting America's Legacy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Sater Beyond What You See Today (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Hunt Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); People and the Land (approx. 0.4 miles away); P.O. Box 1142 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Washington Park. (Submitted on March 3, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Civil War Defenses of Washington. (Submitted on March 3, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
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