City of Alexandria Est. 1749In an 18th century town of mostly wooden buildings, where open flames provided heat, light and cooking on a daily basis, Alexandrians constantly faced the danger of fire. Water to fight fires had to be carried in buckets from nearby wells, town pumps, or creeks. Early fire apparatus allowed water to be hand-pumped and sprayed into a building or onto its roof, hopefully preventing it from spreading to the houses next door. However, the engines were not very powerful and had to be pulled by hand to the fire by hard-working volunteers.
|Placed By||City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322051 N 4297167|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80531667, -77.04933333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.319', W 77° 2.96'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 19.14" N, 77° 2' 57.6" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 900 VA-7, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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