Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-86.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Virginia, Old Town Alexandria marker series.
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. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Alexandria Visitor's Center, facing the street. It is two
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 . . .
1. Have a Hot Time in Virginia’s ‘Old Town’ Tonight. “George Washington’s associations with Alexandria are many. There is an impressive, 17-foot-high bronze statue of the first president in Old Town, and the church where he worshipped, Christ Church, is beautifully kept and still an active Episcopalian church. It is located at 118 N. Washington St. Robert E. Lee also frequented Christ Church, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill prayed there together in the darkest days of World War II.” (Submitted on August 15, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
2. Historic Alexandria Foundation (Submitted on December 31, 2005.)
1. King Street Shopping
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.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Political Subdivisions • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2005. This page has been viewed 3,207 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2005. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 12, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.