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By Brandon D Cross, August 27, 2022
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1 Virginia, Accomack County, Assawoman — WY-109 — Assawaman Church of England
Fifty yards north on the hilltop stood Assawaman Church of the Anglican Accomack Parish, formed in 1663. The brick sanctuary was built after 1680 on land donated by Willam Taylor, a native of England who had settled on the Eastern Shore by 1637. . . . Map (db m205005) HM
2 Virginia, Accomack County, Belle Haven — WY-13 — Occohannock Indians
The Occohannock Indians, one of the important Virginia Indian groups on the Eastern Shore, were composed of several tribes including the Onancock, Machipongo, Metomkin, Chincoteague, Kegotank, Pungoteague, Chesconessex, and Nandua. Capt. John Smith . . . Map (db m71855) HM
3 Virginia, Accomack County, Chincoteague — Chincoteague Timeline
1671 First land purchase from Gingo-Teague Indians recorded on April 1. Oral tradition says the Gingo-Teague called Chincoteague Island "the beautiful land across the water." 1680 Tenant farmer Robert Scott moves to Chincoteague . . . Map (db m165061) HM
4 Virginia, Accomack County, Exmore — WY-13 — Occahannock
Five miles west is "Hedra Cottage", site of the home of Colonel Edmund Scarborough (Scarburgh), surveyor general of the colony. Beyond, at the end of Scarborough's Neck, was the village of the Occahannock Indians, the seat of Debedeavon, the . . . Map (db m7608) HM
5 Virginia, Accomack County, Keller — WY-17 — “The Bear and the Cub”
This first play recorded in the United States was presented August 27, 1665. The Accomack County Court at Pungoteague heard charges against three men “for acting a play,” ordered inspection of costumes and script, but found the men . . . Map (db m7613) HM
6 Virginia, Accomack County, Onancock — Annie C.Log Canoe
As John Smith helped settle Jamestown, he admired the capabilities of the Native Americans' log canoes. Colonists adopted the log canoe and used iron tools to improve the design. Early canoes were made from a single log, but as the need arose for . . . Map (db m165105) HM
7 Virginia, Accomack County, Onancock — Historic Cemetery
Known as the Scott Hall Cemetery, it dates from the late 18th century. Here will be found the grave of Commodore Whaley of the Maryland Navy who was killed in the Battle of the Barges in the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of Onancock Creek in . . . Map (db m7681) HM
8 Virginia, Accomack County, Onancock — WY-14 — Onancock
Two miles west is Onancock, founded in 1680. A courthouse was then built and used for a few years. Militia barracks were there in the Revolution. From Onancock, Colonel John Cropper went to the aid of Commodore Whaley in the last naval action of the . . . Map (db m7673) HM
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9 Virginia, Accomack County, Onancock — Site of the Home of Francis Makemie
Hard by this spot is the site of the home of Francis Makemie the founder of organized Presbyterianism in America who married Naomie Anderson of Accomack County Virginia and established one of his first licensed preaching places here in his Onancock . . . Map (db m165101) HM
10 Virginia, Accomack County, Onancock — Water: A Way of Life
Before railways and highways, the waterways of the Eastern Shore of Virginia were the primary mode of transportation of people and goods. Thus, the Town of Onancock, founded in 1680, grew and flourished. Despite the move to rail and then . . . Map (db m165102) HM
11 Virginia, Accomack County, Painter — Z-1 — Accomack County / Northampton County
Accomack County. Area 502 Square Miles. The Eastern Shore was first known as the Kingdom of Accomack, for an Indian tribe. Accomac was one of the original shires formed in 1634. The name was changed to Northampton in 1643. In . . . Map (db m7609) HM
12 Virginia, Accomack County, Pungoteague — WY-18 — “The Bear and the Cub”
Probable site of Fowkes’ Tavern where this first recorded play in English America was performed August 27, 1665.Map (db m7611) HM
13 Virginia, Accomack County, Pungoteague — St. George's Episcopal Church30114 Bobtown Road
St. George's Episcopal Church circa 1738 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m165125) HM
14 Virginia, Accomack County, Tangier — Q-7-a — Tangier Island
The island was visited in 1608 by Captain John Smith, who gave it the name. A part was patented by Ambrose White in 1670. It was settled in 1686 by John Crockett and his sons’ families. In 1814, it was the headquarters of a British fleet ravaging . . . Map (db m46705) HM
15 Virginia, Accomack County, Temperanceville — WY-15 — Founder of Presbyterianism
Five miles west was the home of the Rev. Francis Makemie, founder of Presbyterianism in the United States. About 1684, Makemie established in Maryland the first Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to Accomac and married. He died here in 1708.Map (db m7830) HM
16 Virginia, Accomack County, Temperanceville — Francis Makemie Monument
Erected in Gratitude to God And in grateful, remembrance of his servant and minister Francis Makemie, who was born in Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland, A.D. 1658(?) was educated at Glasgow University, Scotland, and came as an ordained Evangelist to . . . Map (db m7838) HM
17 Virginia, Accomack County, Temperanceville — This Memorial Pyramid
Commemorates the belief that in this ancient family cemetery were buried near the remains of Francis Makemie, those of his wife Naomi, his daughters Elizabeth and Madame Anne Holden, and his father-in-law, William Anderson. Also those of John . . . Map (db m7840) HM
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18 Virginia, Albemarle County, Cash Corner — W-204 — Castle Hill
The original house was built in 1765 by Thomas Walker, explorer and pioneer. Tarleton, raiding Charlottesville to capture Jefferson and the legislature, stopped here for breakfast, June 4, 1781. This delay aided the patriots to escape. Castle Hill . . . Map (db m22439) HM
19 Virginia, Albemarle County, Charlottesville — W-199 — Clark’s Birthplace Reported permanently removed
A mile north was born George Rogers Clark, defender of Kentucky and conqueror of the Northwest, November 19, 1752.Map (db m17271) HM
20 Virginia, Albemarle County, Charlottesville — Discovering Mulberry Row
Mulberry Row’s buildings have all but disappeared—only the remains of four survive. Before re-creating lost buildings and roads, we look at information from many sources. How do we know about this important place and the history of its people, . . . Map (db m80863) HM
21 Virginia, Albemarle County, Charlottesville — W-203 — Edgehill
William Randolph patented the Edgehill plantation just to the north, in 1735. His grandson, Thomas Mann Randolph, married Thomas Jefferson's daughter Martha, acquired Edgehill in 1792, and was later governor of Virginia. The couple built a frame . . . Map (db m170657) HM
22 Virginia, Albemarle County, Charlottesville — Jefferson Vineyards
Here in 1774, Thomas Jefferson and Philip Mazzei planted Virginia's first commercial vineyard, intending to export their wine back to Europe. The Vineyard was abandon in 1776 with the advent of the Revolutionary War. Jefferson's efforts to grow . . . Map (db m188548) HM
23 Virginia, Albemarle County, Charlottesville — Nail-Making
Jefferson set up a nail-making operation in 1794 to provide income until he could “put my farms into a course of yielding profit.” He calculated the nailers’ daily output, the waste of nailrod, and profits. In its first years, the . . . Map (db m80862) HM
24 Virginia, Albemarle County, Charlottesville — 05 — Slave Housing
Over 200 years ago, four log dwellings stood here. The first, constructed in the 1770s and destroyed by fire ca. 1790. was the "Negro quarter," a large 17 x 34 foot structure intended for multiple enslaved individuals or families. Three identical, . . . Map (db m100176) HM
25 Virginia, Albemarle County, Charlottesville, Ivy Farm — Albemarle Barracks Burial Site
"In 1779 4,000 prisoners, British and their German auxiliaries, captured at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777, marched over 600 miles to quarters, called 'The Barracks', situated a half mile north of this site. Traditionally, some of these prisoners . . . Map (db m37586) HM
26 Virginia, Albemarle County, Charlottesville, Viewmont — Site of Viewmont
Built before 1744 by Col. Joshua Fry 1699-1754 Surveyor, Mathematician, Pioneer Commander-in-Chief of Virginia Forces French and Indian War George Washington Inscribed over his Grave “Here lies the good, the just and the noble . . . Map (db m23244) HM
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27 Virginia, Albemarle County, Gordonsville — Z-151 — Albemarle County / Louisa County
Albemarle County. Albemarle County was formed in 1744 from Goochland County and named for William Anne Keppel, the second Earl of Albemarle, titular governor of Virginia from 1737 to 1754. A portion of Louisa County was later added to . . . Map (db m22780) HM
28 Virginia, Albemarle County, Keswick — W-242 — Grace Episcopal Church
The vestry of Fredericksville Parish commissioned a church for this site in 1745. First known as Middle Church, the wood-frame building was later called Walker's Church. Thomas Jefferson attended the nearby classical school of the Rev. James Maury, . . . Map (db m170120) HM
29 Virginia, Albemarle County, Lindsay — JE-6 — Maury’s School
Just north was a classical school conducted by the Rev. James Maury, rector of Fredericksville Parish from 1754 to 1769. Thomas Jefferson was one of Maury’s students. Matthew Fontaine Maury, the “Pathfinder of the Seas,” was Maury’s . . . Map (db m17459) HM
30 Virginia, Albemarle County, North Garden — North Garden Church
Named for the community it served. This established church of old St. Anne’s Parish was built on a hill about one half mile east as early as 1769. In 1776 there were plans to build nearby a new, brick church. This new church had not been completed . . . Map (db m158048) HM
31 Virginia, Albemarle County, Shadwell, Hunter's Hall — W-202 — Shadwell, Birthplace of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson—author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia—was born near this site on 13 April 1743. His father, Peter Jefferson (1708–1757), a . . . Map (db m17306) HM
32 Virginia, Albemarle County, Simeon — W-201 — Colle Reported permanently removed
The house was built about 1770 by workmen engaged in building Monticello. Mazzei, an Italian, lived here for some years adapting grape culture to Virginia. Baron de Riedesel, captured at Saratoga in 1777, lived here with his family, 1779–1780. . . . Map (db m21952) HM
33 Virginia, Alexandria, Landmark — Reconstructing the PastCity of Alexandria — Est. 1749 —
Archaeologists excavated four ship hull remnants along the Alexandria Waterfront — one from the Hotel Indigo Site (44AX229) and three from the Robinson Landing Site (44AX235). Over 200 years ago, Alexandrians repurposed these old merchant ships . . . Map (db m216126) HM
34 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — 115 Prince StreetCaptain's Row
George Washington's 1749 Survey shows this lot fronting the Potomac River. The original house on this site was built in 1783. It was destroyed in the great fire of January 18, 1827, which consumed 53 houses and numerous outbuildings in Old Town. . . . Map (db m71794) HM
35 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — 511 Prince Street
George Washington purchased this lot in 1763 Frame house built 1798 Enlarged and encased in brick in 1853 by William McVeighMap (db m146414) HM
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36 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — A Very Different View: Living and Working in 1700s Alexandria
Alexandria's Changing Shoreline In 1749 the town of Alexandria was laid out on 10 to 15 foot bluffs around a crescent of shallow water. The back edge of John Carlyle's property, where you are standing now, was about 15 feet above the Potomac . . . Map (db m129171) HM
37 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — AlexandriaA Place Through Time
13,000 years ago The Paleoindian Period A Native American hunter during the Paleoindian period discards a broken spear point, on a bluff overlooking a tributary to the Potomac River at the southern edge of present-day Alexandria. . . . Map (db m166409) HM
38 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Alexandria Waterfront
Alexandrians created waterfront land by banking out the shoreline using timber cribbing and old ships including three discovered on this site. For over two centuries this land embodied Alexandria's working waterfront with an evolving mix of . . . Map (db m204474) HM
39 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Alexandria, D.C.City of Alexandria Est. 1749
Alexandria was established by Virginia's colonial assembly in 1749, over four decades the U.S. Congress authorized creation of a national capital on the banks of the Potomac River. Once the final site for the Federal city was selected by President . . . Map (db m141166) HM
40 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Alexandria, VirginiaMarket Square — Alexandria Historic District —
Wording on stone tablet to left: Alexandria, Virginia County seat of Fairfax 1742-1800 Organized 13th July, 1749 Incorporated by the Assembly of Virginia 1779 Ceded to the Federal Government 1789 First boundary . . . Map (db m167068) HM WM
41 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Carlyle House Historic Park
This unique building, constructed of stone and set back from the street, was built by John Carlyle, a British merchant and one of the original founders of Alexandria. Witness to both domestic life and war, today the house stands as a museum . . . Map (db m156562) HM
42 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Christ ChurchCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
Before the American Revolution, the Church of England was the established church of Virginia and part of the colonial government. For administrative purposes, the colony was divided into "parishes" and all residents paid taxes to maintain church . . . Map (db m115716) HM
43 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Early Alexandria and Keith's Wharf Reported unreadable
During the 17th century, settlers began to establish small plantations near landing places on the Potomac River. Oceangoing ships could load tobacco and other goods to export to Great Britain. The area that was to become Alexandria was still . . . Map (db m127772) HM
44 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Foot of King StreetAlexandria Heritage Trail — City of Alexandria, est. 1749 —
The Alexandria waterfront has changed dramatically since the City's founding in 1749. The Potomac River once flowed along the high banks about two blocks west of here near Water (now Lee) Street. Two hundred and fifty years ago, the area where . . . Map (db m182672) HM
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45 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Friendship Fire Company
Organized 1774 Original building erected July 23, 1855 New addition erected October 30, 1972 Housing relics for future generations. Gift of Bernard B. BrownMap (db m65818) HM
46 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — George Johnston's Home
Trustee of Alexandria 1752 until death in 1765, and was succeeded on board of trustees by George Washington. Member of House of Burgesses and moved the adoption of Patrick Henry's resolution on the "Stamp Act."Map (db m131392) HM
47 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — George Washington in AlexandriaCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
George Washington considered Alexandria his hometown after its founding in 1749, and it is here that he came to do business, learn the events of the world, pick up mail, and visit friends. His first association with the town was probably as a 17 . . . Map (db m115747) HM
48 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Hall, Bank & TavernCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
When Alexandria was founded in 1749, this corner was planned as the main intersection in the new town, with the streets named in honor of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, a major land-owner in Northern Virginia. From Cameron Street, . . . Map (db m167213) HM
49 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — E-86 — Historic Alexandria
Alexandria was named for the family of John Alexander, a Virginia planter who in 1669 acquired the tract on which the town began. By 1732, the site was known as Hunting Creek Warehouse and in 1749 became Alexandria, thereafter a major 18th-century . . . Map (db m47) HM
50 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Historic Street
In the 1790's many Alexandria streets were paved with cobblestones. According to legend, Hessian soldiers provided the labor to cobble Princess Street. These cobbles remained essentially untouched until 1979, when the street was restored using the . . . Map (db m197474) HM
51 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Home of Dr. James Craik(Born 1730 - Died Feb. 6, 1814)
Close personal friend and family physician of Washington. Surgeon in Braddock's campaign, also with Washington throughout the Revolutionary War. Was at his bedside when he died and received his last messages.Map (db m167158) HM
52 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Home of Elisha Cullen Dick(Born 1750 - Died 1825)
Was consulting physician in Washington's last illness. At the moment of Washington's death he stopped the bedroom clock, which can be seen in Alexandria Washington Lodge, and conducted the Masonic Funeral service at his grave.Map (db m71751) HM
53 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Home of George Gilpin 1740-1813
Home of George Gilpin 1740-1813 Member, Fairfax Committee of Safety Colonel, Virginia Regiment Fairfax Militia, Served with General George Washington in New Jersey campaign and Battle of Germantown Surveyor of the Town of . . . Map (db m115764) HM
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54 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — John Douglass Brown House
Farm house in Fairfax County, Virginia, located upon part of a seven hundred acre land patent granted to Margaret Brent in 1654. Owned and occupied by descendants of John Douglass Brown and Mary Goulding Gretter since 1816.Map (db m71738) HM
55 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — E-117 — Jones Point
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 . . . Map (db m79997) HM
56 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Living History Reported permanently removed
Discover the spirit of Alexandria that has been making history for well over two centuries Founded in 1749, Alexandria was the center of commercial and political activity for early patriots such as George Washington as the seeds of the . . . Map (db m115776) HM
57 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Market SquareOld Town — Welcome City of Alexandria 1749 —
Alexandria's Market Square was established only a few years after the town was founded in 1749. The site selected was centrally located in a prime block of the colonial settlement, immediately adjacent to the City Hall. At the time, Cameron and . . . Map (db m115757) HM
58 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Mistress Margaret Brent(c1601–c1671)
On September 6, 1654, this site was included in a patent of 700 acres granted by the Colony of Virginia to Mistress Margaret Brent (c1601–c1671). An extraordinary woman, she spent most of her adult life fighting discrimination of her sex, she was . . . Map (db m62020) HM
59 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Mount Vernon Trail
Theodore Roosevelt Island This wooded island is a tribute to the vision of our 26th president. Explore, on foot, 2.5 miles of trails and the memorial plaza. Lady Bird Johnson Park Take time to visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson . . . Map (db m233790) HM
60 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Prehistory to Colonial SettlementJones Point Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Jones Point was once a wooded wilderness, ringed by marshes and periodically cut off from the mainland during high tide. American Indians made use of both woodland and wetland for food, tools and supplies. By the 17th century, Europeans had . . . Map (db m62028) HM
61 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Residence of General William Brown, M.D.Born 1748.      Died 1792.
Physician General and Director of Hospitals, Middle Department, Continental Army, Charter member, Society of the Cincinnati. Author of the first American Pharmacopoea. President of Board of Trustees of Alexandria Academy, at General Washington's . . . Map (db m71757) HM
62 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — River FerriesCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
Potomac River ferry companies date back to as early as 1740, when Hugo West received permission to operate a ferry from the Hunting Creek warehouse in Prince William over the Potomac River to Fraziers Point in Maryland "...the price for a man 1 . . . Map (db m143267) HM
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63 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Site of the First Lot Sold at Auction
Erected by the Bicentennial Commission to mark the site of the first lot sold at auction July 13th, 1749 Map (db m131391) HM
64 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Braddock Campaign and Carlyle House
From March 26 through April 20, 1755, the town of Alexandria served as the center of operations for Major General Edward Braddock, commander-in-chief for British forces in North America. He chose the finest house in town, John Carlyle's, as his . . . Map (db m156495) HM
65 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Carlyle House and the 18th-Century Site Reported permanently removed
The Carlyle House, completed in 1753, was the residence of one of the 18th-century Alexandria's leading citizens—John Carlyle—a prosperous merchant and landowner. 1. Although the earliest known engraving of the Carlyle House appeared . . . Map (db m129174) HM
66 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Emerging NationJones Point Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
From the late 1700s into the 1800s, the pastoral calm of the Point was interrupted repeatedly—by soldiers manning cannon emplacements, by surveyors laying out the boundaries of the nation's capital, by workers at a ropewalk and the lighthouse, . . . Map (db m62029) HM
67 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Fairfax House1749 ▿ 1771
This house was built and owned for twenty years by the Fairfaxes of Belvoir Col. William Fairfax 1691 ▿▿▿ 1757 Col. George William Fairfax 1724 ▿▿▿ 1787 Patrons Instructors and friends of Washington, . . . Map (db m92329) HM
68 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern
This Doorway was returned to Gadsby's Tavern From the Metropolitan Museum by Charles Beatty Moore, Colonel. U.S.A. Retired (1881-1951) in 1949 by the Alexandria Assocation. 1949 marked the Bicentennial of Alexandria's Founding.Map (db m71777) HM
69 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The History of the Pineapple🍍
The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits, . . . Map (db m197473) HM
70 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Lost Village of Cameron at Great Hunting CreekJones Point Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Three hundred years ago, a river as wide as the Capital Beltway—Great Hunting Creek—emptied into the Potomac River at this spot. In the absence of good roads, this river and its tributaries were vital corridors for travel and trade. . . . Map (db m62000) HM
71 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Memorial Fountain
The Memorial Fountain in this garden rededicated on June 2, 1967 by The Mount Vernon Chapter National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution on the occasion of the Dedication of tavern square the fountain was previously located at the . . . Map (db m221582) WM
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72 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Port CityCity of Alexandria Est. 1749
From this point, King Street slopes gently down to the Potomac. But when Alexandria was founded in 1749, the new town was perched on a high bluff some 20 feet above the river. The town was established on a shore of a crescent-shaped bay that . . . Map (db m115766) HM
73 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Ramsay House
Owned by William Ramsay, a founder of Alexandria in July, 1749, and first Mayor. Restored by the City of Alexandria in 1956 and dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Robert Miller Reese (Rebecca Ramsay) (1870–1955), great-great-granddaughter of . . . Map (db m144) HM
74 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Ramsay HouseBuilt Circa 1724
Oldest house in Alexandria owned by William Ramsay, a Founder, Trustee, and the first Mayor of Alexandria in 1749. Later occupied by his son Dennis Ramsay and his descendants. Interest in preserving the house was initiated by Edward . . . Map (db m115763) HM
75 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — The Remarkable Margaret BrentLandowner, Lawyer, Suffragette — 1601 - 1671 —
Despite occasional conflicts between European settlers and local Indians, Mistress Margaret Brent of Saint Mary’s City, Maryland, was granted the first land patent on Piper’s Island (later known as Jones Point) in 1654. An extraordinary woman for . . . Map (db m62026) HM
76 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Visiting Old Town Reported permanently removed
Welcome to Old Town Alexandria! Experience historical charm with contemporary flair from the river to the rails Plan Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House Knowledgeable staff help you create a perfect plan for your visit. . . . Map (db m115143) HM
77 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Visiting Old Town Reported permanently removed
Welcome to Old Town Alexandria! Experience historical charm with contemporary flair from the river to the rails Plan Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House Knowledgeable staff help you create a perfect plan for your . . . Map (db m167097) HM
78 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Washington’s Town House
Replica of Washington's Town House. Lot purchased by George Washington 1763. House completed 1769 – torn down 1855. Rebuilt by Gov. and Mrs. Richard Barrett Lowe 1960. Bricks & stones from excavation used in construction. Worth . . . Map (db m147) HM
79 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Washington's Tenement House
Built for investment in 1797 by George Washington Lot purchased by Washington in 1763 Conveyed by will in 1799 to Martha WashingtonMap (db m71716) HM
80 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Waterfront ArchaeologyAlexandria Heritage Trail — City of Alexandria, est. 1749 —
Archaeological Evidence of a Working Seaport The archaeologists tasked with researching this property on the 200 block of South Union Street used a host of sources such as historic photographs, lithographs, deeds, court cases, newspapers, . . . Map (db m195635) HM
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81 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Waterfront Walk
(Panel 1) The Alexandria waterfront reflects the perpetual relationship between people and the Potomac River. The Old Town shore documents a history rich in individual and collective maritime, commercial, and cultural concerns. Waterfront . . . Map (db m81244) HM
82 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town — Welcome to Christ ChurchA historic church and living congregation
Christ Church embodies God's unbounded love by embracing, liberating, and empowering people—whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith. An Episcopal church designed by James Wren in the colonial Georgian style . . . Map (db m129192) HM
83 Virginia, Alexandria, Old Town West — Historic Street
In the 1790's many Alexandria streets were paved with cobblestones. According to legend, Hessian soldiers provided the labor to cobble Princess Street. These cobbles remained essentially untouched until 1979, when the street was restored using the . . . Map (db m71813) HM
84 Virginia, Alexandria, Potomac West — E-151 — Universal Lodge No. 1
Prince Hall Masonry originated in Massachusetts in 1775 when a lodge attached to the British army initiated Prince Hall and 14 other free black men as Freemasons. Universal Lodge No. 1, the first Prince Hall lodge in Virginia, was established in . . . Map (db m134455) HM
85 Virginia, Alexandria, Potomac Yard — The Alexanders & AgricultureCity of Alexandria Est. 1749 — Potomac Yard —
Potomac Yard was once part of a vast, wooded landscape overlooking the Potomac River. The original 6,000-acre tract (about 9 square miles) was passed down through generations of the John Alexander family and divided among surviving spouses and . . . Map (db m115672) HM
86 Virginia, Alexandria, Southwest Quadrant — Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 1
Original Federal Boundary Stone District of Columbia Placed 1791 - 1792 Protected by Mt. Vernon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1916Map (db m154752) HM
87 Virginia, Alexandria, Taylor Run — A Native American VillageAlexandria Heritage Trail
People have lived and worked along Taylor Run for thousands of years. The first Alexandrians probably walked along the stream bank at least 10,000 years ago. These early peoples lived in small, mobile bands and subsisted through hunting and . . . Map (db m150807) HM
88 Virginia, Alexandria, Taylor Run — Chinquapin TrekAlexandria Heritage Trail
Travel the Chinquapin Trek The Chinquapin trek takes you back in time. Interpretive signs discuss the process associated with the formation of Taylor Run and forest succession. Illustration of trees, plants and wildlife assist you in . . . Map (db m150802) HM
89 Virginia, Alexandria, Taylor Run — The Bloxham Family CemeteryAlexandria Heritage Trail — City of Alexandria, est. 1749 —
James and Mary Bloxham, whose descendants are interred within this cemetery, came to Alexandria from England in the late 18th century. By the mid-19th century, two of their sons — William, a miller by trade, and James (II), a farmer — had settled . . . Map (db m216714) HM
90 Virginia, Alleghany County, Covington — Z-286 — West Virginia / Alleghany County, Virginia
West Virginia. West Virginia was long a part of Virginia. Morgan Morgan began the settlement of the region in 1727. A great battle with the Indians took place at Point Pleasant in 1774. West Virginia became a separate state of the Union in . . . Map (db m46376) HM
91 Virginia, Alleghany County, Falling Spring — D-26 — Fort Breckenridge
Three miles west at the mouth of Falling Spring Creek was a post garrisoned by militia under Capt. Robert Breckenridge. Washington inspected it in 1756. It survived an attack by Shawnees under Cornstalk during Pontiac's war in 1763.Map (db m1832) HM
92 Virginia, Amelia County, Jetersville — Z-284 — Nottoway County / Amelia County
Nottoway County. Area 310 Square Miles. Formed in 1788 from Amelia, and named for an Indian tribe. Tarleton passed through this county in 1781. Here lived William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia 1910-14. (Reverse) Formed in . . . Map (db m10220) HM
93 Virginia, Amherst County, Amherst — R-21 — Rucker’s Chapel
Nearby stood Rucker’s Chapel, one of the first Anglican (present-day Episcopal) churches in Amherst County. Also known as Harris Creek Church and later as St. Matthew’s, the church was founded by Col. Ambrose Rucker before 1751. It stood on part of . . . Map (db m46350) HM
94 Virginia, Appomattox County, Appomattox — Heritage Garden
Domestic crops derived from South, Central, North America Africa crops derived during Atlantic slave tradeMap (db m181151) HM
95 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Arlington Forest — Glencarlyn StationThe Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park
If you arrived here by train on a summer Sunday afternoon in the 1870s, you would find crowds of people enjoying Arlington's premier amusement park. This wooded spot near the confluence of Lubber Run and Four Mile Run was a natural place for a . . . Map (db m67491) HM
96 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Arlington Mill — Flow Of Time
Four Mile Run winds through local history–and has been dramatically altered by human impacts. 1. For the region's first inhabitants, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries provided transportation and an annual harvest of migratory . . . Map (db m151025) HM
97 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Bluemont — Glebe Road & Ballston / Marymount University
Glebe Road & Ballston Glebe Road, which passes this site, is one of Northern Virginia's oldest transportation arteries. Its recorded history dates to ca. 1740 when it was known as the "Road to the Falls," taking travelers by land from the . . . Map (db m145145) HM
98 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Arlington Estate, 1860
In 1778, John Parke Custis purchased most of the 1,100 acres comprising this estate from the Alexander family. John's son, George Washington Parke Custis, came in 1802 and completed the house in 1818. He named it “Arlington” after the old Custis . . . Map (db m70738) HM
99 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Fort Myer — Kitchen GardenArlington House Reported missing
Large estates customarily had a vegetable garden and summer kitchen near the main house. Slaves gathered fresh produce, prepared it in the summer kitchen, and carried it directly to the main dining room. Arlington’s garden extended from the . . . Map (db m71606) HM
100 Virginia, Arlington County, Arlington, Glencarlyn — John Ball House
In 1742, John Ball received a 166-acre land grant from Lord Fairfax and became one of the first settlers in this area. The oldest portion of the present house is a one-story 18th century log cabin that was probably built by John Ball. In 1772, six . . . Map (db m55374) HM

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