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

Virginia Theological Seminary

Founded 1823

 
 
Virginia Theological Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., May 3, 2008
1. Virginia Theological Seminary Marker
Inscription.  Half mile to the southwest. The idea for such an institution was conceived by a group of Alexandria and Washington clergymen in 1818. Among those interested was Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner. Originally at corner of Washington and King Streets in Alexandria, moved to present location in 1827. Closed in 1861 when occupied as a hospital for Union troops. Reopened in 1865.
 
Erected 1950 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number T-44.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
 
Location. 38° 49.781′ N, 77° 5.475′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. It is in Oakcrest. Marker is on King Street (Virginia Route 7) near South Taylor Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3654 King St, Alexandria VA 22302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
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this marker. Episcopal High School (here, next to this marker); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 4 (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Crossroads Through Time (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Flag Flies (approx. 0.4 miles away); Within Its Walls (approx. half a mile away); Oakland Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Oakland Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Fairlington (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .  History and Heritage of Virginia Theological Seminary. (Submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Virginia Theological Seminary and Episcopal High School Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., May 3, 2008
2. Virginia Theological Seminary and Episcopal High School Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,463 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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