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

Virginia Theological Seminary

Founded 1823

 
 
Virginia Theological Seminary Marker image. 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); Within Its Walls (approx. half a mile away); Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Oakland Baptist Church (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.
 
Also see . . .
Virginia Theological Seminary and Episcopal High School Markers image. 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.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,044 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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