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Near Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Thirteen Adjacent Elms

 
 
The Thirteen Adjacent Elms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 8, 2007
1. The Thirteen Adjacent Elms Marker
Inscription. 1732–1932. The thirteen adjacent elms representing the thirteen original colonies were planted in commemoration of the bicentennial celebration of George Washington’s birth and to revere the ancient and honorable artillery company of Massachusetts organized 1637.
 
Erected 1932 by The National Society, Women Descendents of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
 
Location. 38° 42.698′ N, 77° 4.361′ W. Marker is near Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from George Washington Memorial Parkway 0.1 miles west of Stratford Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Commemorate the 250th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington, Farmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Little Hunting Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Park and Parkway (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (approx. 0.7 miles away); Origin of the Purple Heart Trail
The Thirteen Adjacent Elms Marker and Some of the Elms image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, April 8, 2007
2. The Thirteen Adjacent Elms Marker and Some of the Elms
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Welcome to Mount Vernon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Powel Coach (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mount Vernon Estate (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Washington-Rochambeau Route to Victory (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
More about this marker. It is on a rise near the highway, hard if not impossible to see from the road.
 
Regarding The Thirteen Adjacent Elms. Some of the trees seem to be still in the location but I could not find 13.
 
Also see . . .  Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. (Submitted on April 10, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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