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Three local streets named among nation's '10 Great Streets'

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(AP, ABC7) - The main drag in Old Town Alexandria has been recognized as one of America's "10 Great Streets."

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The American Planning Association says King Street in Alexandria has exceptional historic character and serves as a thriving commercial center and gathering place.

D.C.'s U Street and Davis street in Culpeper also made the list.

King Street predates the American Revolution and has extensive ties to the Founding Fathers, especially George Washington, who lived a few miles away at Mount Vernon.

The city plans to celebrate King Street's designation Tuesday night.

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