Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Port City
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
In the early years, erosion from tree removal, brick making, and cultivation caused silt to wash into the river, making it difficult for large ships to navigate the shallow waters that developed along the shore. Efforts to fill the muddy bay began immediately to extend the shoreline of the newly founded town to the deeper river channel. Cliffs were cut and "banked out," pushing land out onto the hard flats of the riverbed. Excess soil
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, The City of Alexandria series list.
Location. 38° 48.267′ N, 77° 2.493′ W. Marker is in the Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and North Lee Street, on the left when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 King Street, 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. Historic Alexandria (a few steps from this marker); The Athenaeum (a few steps from this marker); Home of George Gilpin 1740-1813 (within shouting distance of this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (within shouting distance of this The Ramsay House (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. John Fitzgerald (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Ramsay House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Historical District.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.