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Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 5

 
 
Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mr. Jihad F. Saleh, October 1, 2018
1. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 5 Marker
Photo used with gratitude and written permission.
Inscription.  
Original Federal Boundary Stone
District of Columbia
Placed 1791 - 1792
Protected by John Hall Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1916

 
Erected 1916 by Dolly Madison Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. (Marker Number NW5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Original Federal Boundary Stones series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 38° 56.705′ N, 77° 6.374′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Westwood Drive west of Wetherill Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5216 Westwood Drive, Bethesda MD 20816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery Bailey (approx. half a mile away); The Dalecarlia Tunnel (approx. half a mile away); Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey (approx. half a mile away); What is a Battery?
Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jihad F. Saleh, October 1, 2018
2. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 5 Marker
Photo used with gratitude and written permission.
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(approx. half a mile away); Defending the City of Washington (approx. half a mile away); Artist's Conception of Battery Bailey, Circa 1862 (approx. half a mile away); Chestnut Blight (approx. 0.6 miles away in District of Columbia); The American Chestnut (approx. 0.6 miles away in District of Columbia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on Federal Land subject to prosecution for trespassing.

Visiting this location may be arranged by calling the Dalecarlia Reservoir Water Treatment Plant directly at their administrative number (202) 764-2753.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Picture Attribution
Photos used with gratitude and written permission from Mr. Jihad F. Saleh. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted October 12, 2019, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia.
 
Northwest No. 5<br>Near Receiving Reservoir image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Hathi Trust
3. Northwest No. 5
Near Receiving Reservoir
From A Ramble Along the Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia with a Camera, 1907 by Fred E. Woodward.
Milestone Marked by John Hall Chapter image. Click for full size.
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4. Milestone Marked by John Hall Chapter
Northeast 5 was marked with a plaque and an iron fence by the John Hall Chapter of the DAR on Oct. 1, 1916.
Report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (1916). United States: U.S. Government Printing Office. Plate 23.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2020, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 18, 2022