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

Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad

 
 
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 30, 2018
1. Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Marker
Inscription. The rails embedded in the brick sidewalk along this block of Fayette Street come from the Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad. Chartered in 1864 and completed to Quantico by 1872, this rail line ran in the street and spurred industrial growth in this part of town. Reuse of the rails in the sidewalk resulted from the 2012 redevelopment of the property.
 
Location. 38° 48.73′ N, 77° 3.071′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on North Fayette Street south of Wythe Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 620 N Fayette St, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War, Rails, and Wells (within shouting distance of this marker); Colross-Alexandria's Urban Phoenix (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parker-Gray High School (about 600 feet away); The Memorial Pool (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Robinson Library -1940 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hump: Open Lots For Blocks (approx. mile away); James Bland Homes (approx. mile away); Home of Edmund Jennings Lee (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 30, 2018
2. Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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