Washington D.C. Boundary Stone - Northwest 6
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 57.293 W 077° 05.617
18S E 318586 N 4313854
Quick Description: Located on a small strip of land between Western Avenue and Park Place Northwest.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 2/23/2021 8:33:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM13VJ8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
Views: 3

Long Description:
Boundary Stone Northwest 6 sits on an open parcel of land along the border of Maryland an D.C. and like many others is surrounded by an iron fence. This one also stands out by having a sign next to it that was placed by the Montgomery County Park Commission Department of Parks.

Marker Text:

The District of Columbia Boundary Stones

In 1790, Congress authorized the estabilishment
of a territory 10 miles square on the potomac
river to be the capital of the united states. It
was President Washington's recommendation to
use land on both sides of the river. Surveyor Andrew Ellicott, notified in 1791 to proceed with designating the federal boundary by
Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, hired
Atronomer Benjamin Banneker, a free black
man. Together they established the location
of 40 sandstone markers set at one mile
intervals on land ceded by Maryland and Virginia for the Nations' Capital. Virginia
reclaimed her lands in 1846. The stone in this
park set in 1792 at the time of the Maryland
boundary survey, is northwest number 6,
establishing the location at six miles north
of the west corner stone. The boundary stones
are considered the first monuments erected
by the United States

Montgomery County Park Commission Department of Parks

Monumentation Type: Dressed stone

Monument Category: County/Municipal boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Monument Website: [Web Link]

County: Washington, D.C.

USGS Quad: Washington West Quadrangle

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Historical significance: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Approximate date of monument: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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