Alexandria (formerly Belhaven and Hunting Creek Warehouse) is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located along the Western bank of the Potomac River, Alexandria is approximately six miles (9.6 kilometers) south of downtown Washington, D.C.
A portion of adjacent Fairfax County, Virginia is named Alexandria, but is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County and separate from the city; the city is sometimes referred to as the City of Alexandria or Alexandria City to avoid confusion. In 1920, Virginia's General Assembly voted to incorporate what had been Alexandria County as Arlington County, Virginia to minimize confusion.Wikipedia
1792 - Bank of Alexandria Established In 1792, Bank of Alexandria was established with capital of $500,000.
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1854 - Destructive Fire at Alexandria. WASHINGTON, Monday, June 5. The provision stores of Mr. Hone and Messrs. Masters & Son, on Union-street, Alexandria, were destroyed by fire this morning. Hone had 3,000 barrels of flour and a large quantity of lard, hams, &c., in store, only a small portion of which was saved.
1885 - Freight Train Wreck Alexandria, VA - Feb 12 - By the breaking of a rail on the Washington, Ohio and West railroad, between Guilford and Farmwell stations, this morning, four freight cars were thrown from the track and the caboose upset. CLARENCE WASHINGTON, conductor, was killed. Edgar Clarence Washington born 23...Read MORE...
1909 - FIRE IN ALEXANDRIA. Three Blocks in Blaze With a Loss of $500,000. By United Press. Washington, D. C. May 13 - A big fire is raging in Alexandria, Va., just across the river from Washington. It started in the lumber yards of Smoot & Co., and spread to H. K. Fields' lumber yard. At noon the fire is still burning over three blocks and at that time loss was...Read MORE...
1916 Alexandria, a city and port of entry of Virginia (formerly in Alexandria co., now independent), on the right bank of the Potomac River, 6 miles below Washington. The river, here 1 mile wide, forms a commodious harbor sufficiently deep for the largest ships. The city is pleas antly situated on...Read MORE...
1922 - MOTHER AND 4 CHILDREN ARE DROWNED MRS. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, DAUGHTER ANT TWO SONS PERISH WHEN SCHOONER SINKS. HUSBAND AND SON SAVED Captain and Son Rescued From Rigging of Boat; Taken to Hospital.
WASHINGTON. April 14. - One woman, her daughter and three sons were drowned today when the schooner S. C. Kendle capsized in a storm and sank in the Potomac river a mile below Alexandria, Va., this...Read MORE...
1927 - November 17 - A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern Washington, DC, injuring 31 persons.
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