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

Original Mount Vernon High School

 
 
Original Mount Vernon High School Marker image. Click for full size.
December 27, 2016
1. Original Mount Vernon High School Marker
Inscription. The original Mount Vernon High School was located here on 8.8 acres that were once part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. Fairfax County purchased the land for $400 per acre in November 1938. Construction funding was provided by Fairfax County and the Depression-era Federal Public Works Administration. The school opened in January 1940 and continued here until 1973, when the new school opened nearby. Melvin B. Landes served as principal from 1945 to 1973 during a period of rapid population growth and integration. Former Virginia Governor and United States Senator Charles S. Robb is among the notable graduates.
 
Erected 2016 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
 
Location. 38° 43.918′ N, 77° 6.12′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Richmond Highway (U.S. 1) and Gregory Drive, on the right when traveling north on Richmond Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8333 Richmond Highway, Alexandria VA 22309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Original Mount Vernon High School Marker image. Click for full size.
December 27, 2016
2. Original Mount Vernon High School Marker
flies. US Route 1 Wall of Aviation ( approx. one mile away); Bethlehem Baptist Church ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Gum Springs ( approx. 1.5 miles away); Park and Parkway ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Route ( approx. 1.6 miles away); The Washington-Rochambeau Route to Victory ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Mount Vernon Estate ( approx. 1.6 miles away); Hybla Valley Airport ( approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .  Original Mount Vernon High School Reuse Project. Fairfax County is looking at future uses for the original Mount Vernon High School property. Website includes Historic Structures Report. (Submitted on January 7, 2017.) 
 
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Original Mount Vernon High School image. Click for full size.
December 27, 2016
3. Original Mount Vernon High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2017. This page has been viewed 341 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 7, 2017. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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