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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Market Square - Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria was established on May 11 in 1749 by an Act of the Virginia General Assembly; named after the Alexanders, who own the land. Boundaries extended from Oronoco to Duke Street and Royal Street to the Waterfront.

A part of Fairfax County from 1749 to 1801. Governed by a board of trustees including George Mason, Lawrence Washington, his brother George Washington and headed by Lord Thomas Fairfax. John West, Jr., assistant surveyor for Fairfax County, lays out the town; 60 acres divided into 84 half-acre lots, offered for public sale on July 13-14.

In 1753 - Market Square occupies entire site of today’s City Hall; George Washington drills his militia troops on the square. Posted by Picasa

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