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Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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Where is Alexandria, Virginia, USA? 

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


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Alexandria, Virginia, USA - George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria, Virginia, USA - Christ Church, Alexandria, Va. where Washington Worshipped
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Christ Church, Alexandria, Va. where Washington Worshipped
Alexandria, Virginia, USA - Carlyle House, Alexandria, Va.
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Carlyle House, Alexandria, Va.

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1749 - Alexandria, Virginia founded

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1792 - Bank of Alexandria Established
In 1792, Bank of Alexandria was established with capital of $500,000.

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News  1854 - Destructive Fire at Alexandria.
WASHINGTON, Monday, June 5. The provision stores of Mr. Hone and Messrs. Masters & Son, on...Read MORE...

1861 - May 24 - Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops

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News  1885 - Freight Train Wreck
Alexandria, VA - Feb 12 - By the breaking of a rail on the Washington, Ohio and West railroad,...Read MORE...

News  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...Read MORE...

1916
Alexandria, a city and port of entry of Virginia (formerly in Alexandria co., now independent), on...Read MORE...

News  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...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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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Hackley
flag  Nellie G HACKLEY (21 September 1875, Alexandria, Virginia, USA - , )

Weber
flag  Robert WEBER (November 1 1927, Alexandria, Virginia, USA - 1996, Holden, Louisiana, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Aldrick
flag  O. L. ALDRICK (1844, , United States (USA) (American Colonies) - 24 December 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Bacon
flag  W. R. BACON (1840, , United States (USA) (American Colonies) - 20 December 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Barnes
flag  Chas. D. BARNES (1844, , United States (USA) (American Colonies) - 12 April 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Brown
flag  Thomas J. BROWN (1840, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben) - 3 November 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Dunham
flag  Marcus M DUNHAM (1841, , New York, USA - 19 June 1864, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Ellsworth
  E. K. ELLSWORTH (1839, - 26 May 1861, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Gibbins
US Civil War Soldiers flag  Joseph Kent GIBBINS (1841, Granville, Massachusetts, USA - 1 January 1863, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Giddings
flag  A. E. GIDDINGS (1844, , United States (USA) (American Colonies) - 29 November 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, USA)

Weeks
US Civil War Soldiers flag  Nathan H WEEKS (14 February 1844, Acushnet, Massachusetts, USA - 14 November 1862, Alexandria, Virginia, USA) gravestone
 

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Cemeteries in Alexandria, Virginia, USA

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