Near Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Little Hunting Creek
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-69.)
Location. 38° 42.646′ N, 77° 4.338′ W. Marker is near Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of George Washington Memorial Parkway (at milepost 1) and Stratford Lane, on the right when traveling east on George Washington Memorial Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is located in parking lot of Riverside Park which is across from Stratford Lane intersection with the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22308, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers George Washington, Farmer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Thirteen Adjacent Elms (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Commemorate the 250th Anniversary (about 300 feet away); Park and Parkway (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
More about this marker. In the 1930s a marker with this same title and number stood 3½ miles away on U.S. Route 1 where it crosses over Little Hunting Creek, a few hundred feet north of the northernmost intersection with Mount Vernon Highway (State Route 235). The text of the original marker read Margaret Brent, secretary to Lord Baltimore, the first woman in American to demand a vote, patented land here in 1663. Augustine Washington lived here from 1734 to 1739, and here George Washington passed most of his infancy.
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Birthplace: Johhn Washington history. (Submitted on December 26, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Margaret Brent: A Woman of Property. (Submitted on December 26, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
3. George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. (Submitted on December 26, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
Categories. • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,556 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 26, 2006, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.