Shedding Light on a Landmark
— Jones Point Park —In the 1850's, Alexandria was one of the busiest seaports in the Chesapeake region. To help guide Potomac River ship traffic, the federal government built the Jones Point lighthouse, illuminating the beacon for the first time on May 1, 1856. It was one of the first lighthouses designed to use a new "unified" plan, combining the beacon and keeper's house into a single structure.
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:12pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322697 N 4295506|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79048333, -77.04146667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.429', W 77° 2.488'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 25.74" N, 77° 2' 29.28" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3-99 Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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