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.
Location. 38° 47.451′ N, 77° 2.464′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Jones Point Drive 0.2 miles east of South Royal Street, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is north of Jones' Point Lighthouse in Jones Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
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 Nations Capital Begins Here 1791-1793 (within shouting distance of this marker); Who Owns the River? (within shouting distance of this marker); First Original Federal Boundary Stone (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Mountains of Materials and Massive Manpower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); World Wars to the Present (about 600 feet away). 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.)
Categories. • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 77 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.