Last modified: 2002-09-28 by rick wyatt
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The flag of Alexandria, Virginia consists of the typical city seal on white, the seal depicting a sailing ship on waves beneath a pair of scales. The flag flies daily alongside the S&S and Virginia state flag outside City Hall as well as in front of some (not all) police and fire stations and at a number of commercial establishments.
Alexandria is a historic city of more than 125,000 people founded by Scottish settlers in 1749 and lying directly across the Potomac River from the southern portion of Washington, DC. It was the hometown of George Washington, George Mason (author of the U.S. Bill of Rights), and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Virginia municipalities designated as "cities" are independent of any county; not only are they not subject to county jurisdiction but are not considered even to lie within the boundaries of a county. On the other hand, many people whose mailing address contains the name of a city actually live outside the city limits in a neighboring county.
Joe McMillan 26 May 2000