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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Virginia Theological Seminary
Founded 1823
 
Virginia Theological Seminary Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., May 3, 2008
1. Virginia Theological Seminary Marker
 
Inscription. Half 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.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number T-44.)
 
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. Episcopal High School (here, next to this marker); 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); Bombproof (approx. 0.6 miles away); Entrance Gate to Fort Ward (approx. 0.6 miles away); Northwest Bastion (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
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Virginia Theological Seminary and Episcopal High School Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin W., May 3, 2008
2. Virginia Theological Seminary and Episcopal High School Markers
 
 History and Heritage of Virginia Theological Seminary. (Submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,840 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
 
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