Boundary Markers of the Original District of Columbia

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The 36 extant and four missing boundary stones are tabulated in sequence below, beginning at the southern corner and proceeding clockwise, in the same order as the stones were placed.[1] The year of designation on the National Register of Historic Places is also included for each stone.

Southern corner[edit]

Photo Name Also known as Address City/County Coordinates Status Designation
South cornerstone in sea wall.jpg District of Columbia South Cornerstone South Cornerstone of the Original District of Columbia Seawall south of lighthouse, Jones Point Park, 1 Jones Point Drive, Alexandria City of Alexandria, Virginia; Prince George's County, Maryland
Camera location 38° 47′ 25.22″ N, 77° 02′ 26.1″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info
Extant 1980

Southwestern side[edit]

Photo Name Also known as Address City/County Status Designation
Southwest No- 1 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 2012-09-14 18-38-04.jpg Southwest No. 1 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 1220 Wilkes Street City of Alexandria, Virginia Extant 1991
Southwest No. 2 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia East side of Russell Road, north of junction with King Street City of Alexandria, Virginia Missing 1991
Southwest No. 3 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 01.JPG Southwest No. 3 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 2952 King Street, in the parking lot of First Baptist Church City of Alexandria, Virginia Extant 1991
Southwest No. 4 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia King Street north of junction with Wakefield Street City of Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia Extant 1991
Southwest No. 5 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Northeast of junction of King Street and Walter Reed Drive Arlington County, Virginia Extant 1991
Southwest No. 6 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia South Jefferson Street south of junction with Columbia Pike, in median strip Arlington and Fairfax counties, Virginia Extant 1991
Southwest No. 7 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Behind 3101 South Manchester Street, in fence southwest of Carlin Springs Elementary School (5995 5th Road South) parking lot Arlington and Fairfax counties, Virginia Extant 1991
Southwest No. 8 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia South of junction of Wilson Boulevard and John Marshall Drive, behind apartment building Arlington County and the City of Falls Church, Virginia Extant 1991
DC Boundary stone SW9 (Banneker), 21 Oct 2012.JPG Southwest No. 9 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Benjamin Banneker: SW-9 Intermediate Boundary Stone West side of Benjamin Banneker Park, 1701 North Van Buren Street, between 18th Street North and w:Four Mile Run Arlington County and the City of Falls Church, Virginia Extant 1976

Western corner[edit]

Photo Name Also known as Address City/County Coordinates Status Designation
DC West Boundary Stone.jpg West Cornerstone West Jurisdiction Stone In Andrew Ellicott Park at the West Cornerstone, 2824 N. Arizona St, Arlington, VA[2] Arlington County, City of Falls Church, and Fairfax County, Virginia
Camera location 38° 53′ 35.59″ N, 77° 10′ 20.29″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info
Extant 1991

Northwestern side[edit]

Photo Name Also known as Address City/County Status Designation
DC NW Mile 1 Boundary.jpg Northwest No. 1 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 3607 Powhatan Street Arlington and Fairfax counties, Virginia Extant 1991
Northwest No. 2 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 5145 North 38th Street Arlington and Fairfax counties, Virginia Extant 1991
Northwest No. 3 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 4013 North Tazewell Street Arlington and Fairfax counties, Virginia Extant 1991
Northwest No. 4 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 5906 Dalecarlia Place, Northwest Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northwest No. 5 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Dalecarlia Reservoir, 600 feet (180 m) west of Dalecarlia Parkway and 300 feet (91 m) southeast of concrete culvert Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northwest No. 6 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 150 feet (46 m) northeast of junction of Park and Western Avenues, Northwest Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northwest No. 7 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 5600 Western Avenue Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northwest No. 8 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 6422 Western Avenue Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northwest No. 9 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Rock Creek Park, approximately 165 feet (50 m) Northwest of the centerline of Daniel Road and 5 feet (1.5 m) southeast from edge of 2701 Daniel Road Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland Extant 1996

Northern corner[edit]

Photo Name Also known as Address City/County Coordinates Status Designation
DC North Boundary Stone.jpg North Corner Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 1880 block of East-West Highway (south side) Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland
Camera location 38° 59′ 45.41″ N, 77° 02′ 27.41″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info
Extant 1996

Northeastern side[edit]

Photo Name Also known as Address City/County Status Designation
NE Boundary Stone 1 Plaque DC.jpg Northeast No. 1 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland Missing
Northeast No. 2 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 6980 Maple Street, Northwest Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northeast No. 3 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 144 feet (44 m) northwest of junction of Eastern Avenue and Chillum Road Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northeast No. 4 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 5400 Sargent Road Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northeast No. 5 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 4609 Eastern Avenue Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northeast No. 6 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 3601 Eastern Avenue Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
DC Boundary Stone NE No 7.JPG Northeast No. 7 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Boundary Stone (District of Columbia) NE 7 Fort Lincoln Cemetery Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
DC Boundary NE Mile 8.jpg Northeast No. 8 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, northwest of junction of Eastern and Kenilworth Avenues Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
Northeast No. 9 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 919 Eastern Avenue Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996

Eastern corner[edit]

Photo Name Also known as Address City/County Coordinates Status Designation
DC Boundary East Corner.jpg East Corner Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 100 feet (30 m) east of junction of Eastern and Southern Avenues Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland
Camera location 38° 53′ 34.18″ N, 76° 54′ 33.22″ W View this and other nearby images on: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth info
Extant 1996

Southeastern side[edit]

Photo Name Also known as Address City/County Status Designation
Southeast No. 1 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 30 feet (9.1 m) south of junction of Southern Avenue and D Street Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
SE Boundary Marker 2 DC.jpg Southeast No. 2 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 4245 Southern Avenue Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
Southeast No. 3 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 3908 Southern Avenue Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
Southeast No. 4 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Missing
Southeast No. 5 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 280 feet (85 m) northeast of junction of Southern Avenue and Valley Terrace Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
SE 6 DC Boundary Stone from N.jpg Southeast No. 6 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 901 Southern Avenue Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
Southeast No. 7 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 25 feet (7.6 m) northeast of junction of Southern Avenue and Indian Head Road Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996
Southeast No. 8 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Missing
Southeast No. 9 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia 0.225 miles (0.362 km) southwest of the southern end of Oxon Cove Bridge and about 120 feet (37 m) east of the Potomac River, at the base of a hill[3] Washington, D.C., and Prince George's County, Maryland Extant 1996

References[edit]

  1. Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia. boundarystones.org. Retrieved on 2010-05-07.
  2. Andrew Ellicott Park at the West Cornerstone. Arlington County, Virginia, Department of Parks and Recreation. Archived from the original on 2013-10-08. Retrieved on 2013-10-08.
  3. SE9. Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia. boundary stones.org. Retrieved on January 5, 2013.