Independence Avenue SW

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This part of the avenue is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of slaves. It is the former site of two notorious slave markets: the Yellow House or Williams Slave Pen, now the FAA headquarters, and the nearby Robey Slave Pen, at the 7th Street corner. Locals have heard chains clinking and screams of agony in this vicinity.

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Geographic Information

800 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC
United States

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38.88755963333919, -77.02259900000001
Nearest Towns:
Washington, D. C., DC (0.9 mi.)
Arlington, VA (4.4 mi.)
Mount Rainier, MD (4.8 mi.)
Glassmanor, MD (4.9 mi.)
Hillcrest Heights, MD (5.1 mi.)
Colmar Manor, MD (5.2 mi.)
Silver Hill, MD (5.2 mi.)
Brentwood, MD (5.2 mi.)
Cottage City, MD (5.3 mi.)
Marlow Heights, MD (5.3 mi.)


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