Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Alexandria's First Sugar Reﬁnery
By 1810, Alexandria was ranked as the third largest producer of refined sugar in the U.S., exceeded only by Philadelphia and Baltimore. However, confronted in the mid-1820s by the rise of sugar production in Louisiana, and economic hard times in the Alexandria area, this refinery ceased its operations in 1828.
Erected to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Sugar House
Erected 2004 by Alexandria Archaeological Commission & Church Square Owners Association.
Location. 38° 48.377′ N, 77° 2.883′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cameron Street and North Columbus Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lodge No. 38, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation (about 400 feet away); Lloyd House (about 500 feet away); Home of Henry Lee (about 500 feet away); Friendship Fire Company (about 600 feet away); Lord Fairfax House (about 600 feet away); Alexandria Library Sit-In (about 600 feet away); Washington’s Town House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . . Alexandria Archaeology webpage on Moore-McLean Sugar House (pdf file). (Submitted on July 26, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
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