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

John Fitzgerald

1776-1976

 
 
John Fitzgerald Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
1. John Fitzgerald Marker
Inscription.  This building was the warehouse of John Fitzgerald, Alexandria merchant and officer of the third Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line.

Colonel Fitzgerald was a close friend of General George Washington and he was his secretary and aide-de-camp during the American Revolution after the war. Colonel Fitzgerald served as mayor of the City of Alexandria (1787) and collector of the port (1798). He was a founder of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic church.
 
Erected 1976 by American Irish Bicentennial Committe, The Colonel John Fitzgerald Division of the Ancient Order of the Hiberians, The George Washington Chapter of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 38° 48.251′ N, 77° 2.412′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. It is in Old Town. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and Union Street on King Street. 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. Alexandria Archaeology Museum (a few steps from

John Fitzgerald Marker-on exterior wall between the two lower windows image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
2. John Fitzgerald Marker-on exterior wall between the two lower windows
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this marker); War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); The History of the Pineapple (a few steps from this marker); River Ferries (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexandria (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterfront Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); Plundered! (within shouting distance of this marker); Raise the White Flag (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 22, 2023