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

Jones Point

 
 
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By Adam Margolis, December 30, 2014
1. Jones Point Marker
Inscription. American Indians first frequented Jones Point to hunt and fish. The point is likely named for an early English settler. By the 1790's, military installations were established at Jones point due to its strategic location on the Potomac River. The first cornerstone marking the boundary of the District of Columbia was erected on the point in 1791. A ropewalk, a facility for the production of rope, existed here in the 1830s, and a lighthouse was built in 1856 on the peninsula. During World War I the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation established a shipyard here that employed 7,000 people and built nine freighters.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-117.)
 
Location. 38° 47.641′ N, 77° 2.747′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Royal Street and Jones Point Drive, on the left when traveling south on South Royal Street. Touch for map. 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. The Lost Village of Cameron at Great Hunting Creek (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Original Saint Mary's Church (about 800 feet away);
Jones Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Adam Margolis, December 30, 2014
2. Jones Point Marker
Battery Rodgers (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Catholic Church in Virginia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedmenís Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former USCT Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prehistory to Colonial Settlement (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2014, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 629 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2014, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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