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Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 9

 
 
SW No. 9 Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
1. SW No. 9 Mile Marker
Inscription.  
Original Federal Boundary Stone
District of Columbia 1791

Protected by
Falls Church Chapter, NSDAR
Dedication 1916   Rededication 1989

 
Erected 1989 by Falls Church Chapter, National Society of the Daughers of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Original Federal Boundary Stones marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.977′ N, 77° 9.543′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Van Buren Street and 18th Street North, on the left when traveling south on North Van Buren Street. The marker and boundary stone are in Benjamin Banneker Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Falls Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Presidential Visit to Falls Church, 1911 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pearson's Funeral Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brandymore Castle
Benjamin Banneker: SW-9 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
2. Benjamin Banneker: SW-9
Intermediate Boundary Stone
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National
Historic Landmark

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This site possesses National Significance
In commemorating the history of the
United States of America

1980
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
United States Department of the Interior
(approx. 0.4 miles away); East Falls Church Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dulin Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wren’s Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Turnpike Tollgate (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Regarding Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southwest 9. This stone marked the boundary between Alexandria County District of Columbia and Fairfax County Virginia from 1791 to 1847. It marked the boundary between Alexandria (now Arlington) County and Fairfax County between 1847 and 1936. Since 1936 this has been on the boundary between Arlington County and the town of Falls Church.
 
Also see . . .
1. Benjamin Banneker and the Survey of the District of Columbia, 1791 (pdf file). Silvio Bedini, Columbia Historical Society, 1971. (Submitted on April 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Federal Boundary Stone Southwest 9 (pdf file). City of Falls Church, 1999 (Submitted on April 15, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. SW-9 Intermediate Boundary Stone (milestone) of the District of Columbia (pdf file)
SW No. 9 Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
3. SW No. 9 Mile Marker
. National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form by Lynne Gomez Graves (pdf file) (Submitted on October 17, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
SW No. 9 Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
4. SW No. 9 Mile Marker
SW No. 9 Mile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
5. SW No. 9 Mile Marker
SW No. 9 Boundary Stone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
6. SW No. 9 Boundary Stone
Jurisdiction of the United States
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By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
7. SW No. 9 Boundary Stone
Virginia
Benjamin Banneker Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
8. Benjamin Banneker Park
Benjamin Banneker image. Click for full size.
By Banneker's Almanac, 1791
9. Benjamin Banneker
Banneker's relevance to this particular boundary stone is somewhat tenuous; He worked mainly at Jone's Point, where he contributed to the survey by keeping the clock and making astronomical observations.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 59 times this year. Last updated on October 11, 2019, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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