Alexandria, Virginia, Fairfax County, Virginia, Fairfax, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia – Established By A Land Grant Issued By Virginia Governor William Berkley

The Alexandria waterfront of 1764.

On October 21, 1669, Virginia Governor Sir William Berkley granted English ship Captain Robert Howson six thousand acres of land which would eventually become the town of Alexandria, Virginia. Presently, Alexandria, Virginia is part of Fairfax County.

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