Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee’s Boyhood Home
Erected 1968 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number E-91.)
Location. 38° 48.574′ N, 77° 2.716′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Oronoco Street east of North Washington Street (Virginia Route 400), on the right when traveling east. 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. Washington-Rochambeau Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee-Fendall House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lee-Fendall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Edmund Jennings Lee Historic Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexandria Library Sit-In (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lloyd House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Regarding Lee’s Boyhood Home. The house is a private residence and no longer open to tourists.
Also see . . . The Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home Virtual Museum. “The house was built in 1795 by John Potts, Jr., who came down from Pennsylvania to work with George Washington on the Potomac Canal. It was purchased in 1799 by William Fitzhugh a wealthy Fredericksburg, VA tobacco planter and close friend of Washington’s. After Fitzhugh’s death in 1809 it was put up for rental. The Lee’s rented it for most of the period 1812-1825; first from the Fitzhugh estate, then from William Brent, the third owner.” (Submitted on June 25, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,197 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 4. submitted on May 8, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.