Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-86.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • War, US Civil • Waterways & VesselsNational Historic Landmarks, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1669.
Location. 38° 48.268′ N, 77° 2.503′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on King Street near Fairfax and Lee Streets, on the left when traveling east. Marker is on the grounds of the Alexandria Visitor's Center, facing the street. It is two blocks from the foot of King Street, on the Potomac River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Port City (a few steps from this marker); Home of George Gilpin 1740-1813 (a few steps from this marker); The Athenaeum (within shouting distance of this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ramsay House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . . Historic Alexandria Foundation. (Submitted on December 31, 2005.)
1. King Street
King Street is lined with shops and restaurants for the 15 or so blocks between the Metro and Amtrak Stations and the river. It usually gets quite lively and festive between Washington Street and the river.
There is on-street parking and various parking garages and lots. A free bus circulates between the Metro station and City Hall, three blocks from the river to encourage visitors to come by Metro, the Washington Metropolitan Area subway system.
— Submitted December 31, 2005.
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