Alexandria, Virginia, USA - 1895 - Alexandria
Alexandria, a city, port of entry, and capital of Alexandria co., Va., on the right bank of the Potomac River, 7 miles below Washington. The river, here 1 mile wide, forms a commodious harbor sufficiently deep for the largest ships. The city is pleasantly situated on undulating ground, with a fine view of the Capitol at Washington. It is a terminus of the Washington & Ohio and of the Virginia Mid land Railroads, under the Richmond & Danville system, and of the Alexandria Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. It contains a court-house, 16 churches, 3 banks, 2 Catholic academies, 2 newspaper offices, and a public library. It has manufactures of cotton, flour, and furniture, several machine-shops, &c., and is lighted with gas and electricity. Pop. in 1860, 12,652; in 1870, 13,570; in 1880, 13,659; in 1890, 14,339.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
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