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Chevy Chase in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 8

 
 
Northwest 8<br>Jurisdiction of<br>[The United States]<br>[Mile 8] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 19, 2006
1. Northwest 8
Jurisdiction of
[The United States]
[Mile 8]
In front of 6422 Western Avenue.
Inscription.  Jurisdiction of the United States 1792 Maryland Var 0⁰ 2’ E
 
Erected 1792.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Original Federal Boundary Stones series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 38° 58.526′ N, 77° 4.036′ W. Marker is in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Pinehurst Circle, 0.1 miles north of Western Avenue when traveling west. This marker is located in a circular garden area in the driveway of 6422 Western Avenue within private property. The marker is badly eroded, but text is still mostly discernable. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6422 Western Ave NW, Chevy Chase MD 20815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.K. Kellogg Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel Joseph Belt (approx. 0.7 miles away); Broad Branch Market (approx. 0.7 miles away in District of Columbia); The 4-H Club Pledge (approx. Ύ mile away); Francis Griffith Newlands
Northwest 8<br>1792 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 19, 2006
2. Northwest 8
1792
Click or scan to see
this page online
(approx. Ύ mile away in District of Columbia); The Chevy Chase Land Company of Montgomery County, Maryland (approx. Ύ mile away in District of Columbia); A Man's Recollection (approx. 0.9 miles away in District of Columbia); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 7 (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chevy Chase.
 
Additional keywords. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 8, boundary stones, boundary markers
 
Northwest 8<br>Var. 0.2 E image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 19, 2006
3. Northwest 8
Var. 0.2 E
Northwest 8<br>Mar[yland] image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 19, 2006
4. Northwest 8
Mar[yland]
Northwest 8<br>in the Circle<br>in front of 6422 Western Ave. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, February 19, 2006
5. Northwest 8
in the Circle
in front of 6422 Western Ave.
Northwest No. 8<br>Near Pinehurst image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Hathi Trust
6. Northwest No. 8
Near Pinehurst
“Northwest No. 8 is nearly a mile eastward from Chevy Chase and deep in the woods. No other portion of the ten miles square presents more nearly the appearance of primeval forests than does the country adjacent to this and the following stone. Remote from roads, where few travelers venture, yet bordering almost on the beautiful settlement of Chevy Chase on the one side and the Rock Creek National Park on the other, this stone is a fit memento of the early days of the republic. It is in fair condition, and erect though moss grown. To this secluded spot have now come the surveyors with transit and steel tape and they, followed by the axe men, have carved a broad lane through the massive woods and "Boundary Avenue" with various intersecting streets will soon be its near neighbors, and houses and people will congregate, in its vicinity.

Too soon, alas! will the change come for the true lover of nature, which ushers in the days of “boom sub-divisions,” garish cottages and doubtful joys, and drives him still further afield if he wishes to commune with, nature.” -- Fred E. Woodward.
From A Ramble Along the Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia with a Camera, by Fred Eugene Woodward, 1907.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2020, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5, 6. submitted on April 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. 23, 2022