Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Remarkable Margaret Brent
Landowner, Lawyer, Suffragette
— 1601 - 1671 —
Brents undertaking and medling with your Lordships Estate here… we do Verily Believe and in Conscience report that it was better for Collonys safety at that time in her hands then in any mans else in the whole province… —Letter from the Maryland Assembly, describing Brent's management of Lord Baltimore's will, 1649.
To hold title to her land, Brent was required to cut back the forest and plant tobacco. On most plantations, indentured servants and enslaved African Americans performed the arduous labor.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Mistress Margaret Brent (here, next to this marker); The Jones Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); D.C.'s First Building Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nation's Capital Begins Here 1791-1793 (within shouting distance of this marker); Who Owns the River? (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, South Cornerstone (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); The Long Story of The Jones Point Ropewalk (within shouting distance of this marker); A World War I Shipyard Transforms Jones Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
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Also see . . . Maryland History Leaflet No. 1. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 19, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.