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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1806

Thomas Jefferson

 
 
1806 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1806 Marker
Inscription.  Better roads link the nation and enable people and goods to move inland. In 1806, Thomas Jefferson signs the law authorizing the construction of the first federal highway, the National Road.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 38° 52.527′ N, 77° 0.067′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 4th Street Southeast north of Tingey Street Southeast, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1804-1806 (here, next to this marker); 1775 (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named 1804-1806 (a few steps from this marker); Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler
1806 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1806 Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Expanding Gate Valve (a few steps from this marker); 1969 (a few steps from this marker); Ships' Wheels (a few steps from this marker); Suspension Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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