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Old Town West in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad

 
 
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 30, 2018
1. Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Marker
Inscription.  The rails embedded in the brick sidewalk along this block of Fayette Street come from the Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad. Chartered in 1864 and completed to Quantico by 1872, this rail line ran in the street and spurred industrial growth in this part of town. Reuse of the rails in the sidewalk resulted from the 2012 redevelopment of the property.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 48.73′ N, 77° 3.071′ W. Marker is in Old Town West in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on North Fayette Street south of Wythe Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 N Fayette St, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War, Rails, and Wells (within shouting distance of this marker); Colross-Alexandria's Urban Phoenix (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parker-Gray High School (about 600 feet away); The Memorial Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Robinson Library 1940
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 30, 2018
2. Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hump: Open Lots For Blocks (approx. ¼ mile away); James Bland Homes (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Town West.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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