The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington: The Man
National Mall and Memorial Parks
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man." Thomas Jefferson, January 2, 1814
George Washington shaped the United States in both war and peace. He led the Continental Army against the British in the American Revolution. After eight long years, his small force defeated the world's strongest military. The new nation looked to Washington as a unifying figure, electing him the first President of the United States of America. Washington helped define the presidency by leaving office after two terms, setting the precedent of a peaceful transition of power.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 38° 53.362′ N, 77° 2.019′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 15th Street SouthwestTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington: The Monument (a few steps from this marker); Washington: The City (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheltering Branches (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raoul Wallenberg Place (about 600 feet away); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 700 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 700 feet away); Live Oaks: A Symbol of Strength (about 800 feet away); Live Oaks: Specimens of Global, Scholarly and Public Research (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
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Background: A Gilbert Stuart portrait painted in 1796, near the end of Washington's second term. (White House Historical Association)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.