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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Episcopal High School

 
 
Episcopal High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 3, 2008
1. Episcopal High School Marker
Inscription. Episcopal High School, on the hill to the southwest, was founded in 1839 as a boys' preparatory school, one of the first in the South; girls were admitted in 1991. The school was a pioneer in the establishment of student honor codes in preparatory education. In 1861 Union troops occupied the school and used it as a military hospital; the poet Walt Whitman served as a nurse there. Episcopal High School reopened in 1866. The central administration building, now called Hoxton House, was built about 1805 by Elizabeth Parke Custis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-45.)
 
Location. 38° 49.781′ N, 77° 5.475′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on King Street (Virginia Route 7) near South Taylor Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Theological Seminary (here, next to this marker); Within Its Walls (approx. half a mile away); Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Oakland Baptist Church
Episcopal High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 3, 2008
2. Episcopal High School Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Fairlington (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rifle Trench (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Ward (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Reynolds (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
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Stewart Memorial Hall at Episcopal High School image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 30, 2008
3. Stewart Memorial Hall at Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School Crest image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 30, 2008
4. Episcopal High School Crest
On Pendleton Hall
Hoxton Hall (Dormitory), Episcopal High School image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 31, 2015
5. Hoxton Hall (Dormitory), Episcopal High School
An additional view of Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 31, 2015
6. An additional view of Pendleton Hall, Episcopal High School
Hoxton House, from Episcopal High School image. Click for full size.
7. Hoxton House, from Episcopal High School
 
 
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