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

Wise's Tavern

1788 - 1792

 
 
Wise's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 19, 2020
1. Wise's Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Here, on April 16, 1789 George Washington was for the first time publicly addressed as President of the United States the first and greatest of many distinguished successors in that high and honorable office. This tablet was erected in commemoration of this occurrance on April 16th 1932 in the bicentennial year of his birth by the Washington Society of America
 
Erected 1932 by Washington Society of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list.
 
Location. 38° 48.344′ N, 77° 2.53′ W. Marker is in the Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Fairfax Street and Cameron Street, on the right when traveling north on North Fairfax Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Cameron 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. Bank of Alexandria (a few steps from this marker); Site of Assembly Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Charles Lee
Wise's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 19, 2020
2. Wise's Tavern
(within shouting distance of this marker); First Lot Sold at Auction (within shouting distance of this marker); The Braddock Campaign and Carlyle House (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War and Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the First Lot Sold at Auction (within shouting distance of this marker); Hall, Bank & Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Historical District.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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