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Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 4

 
 
Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roberto Bernate, October 1, 2018
1. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 4 Marker
Inscription.  Jurisdiction of the United States Miles 4 1792 Replica Erected 2015 Maryland
 
Erected 2015.
 
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.
 
Location. 38° 51.107′ N, 76° 57.715′ W. Marker is in Temple Hills, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Southern Avenue 0.1 miles south of Naylor Road SE (State Route 637), on the right when traveling north. Located at 7 9th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 on the northwest side of the Kings Crossing Apartment parking lot. It is adjacent and to the southeast of Southern Avenue Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3011 Southern Ave, Temple Hills MD 20748, 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. Battery Ricketts (approx. 0.8 miles away in District of Columbia); Escape Allée (1838) (approx. 0.8 miles away in District of Columbia); Memorial Grove (1841-1895) (approx. 0.9
Southeast No. 4<br>Near Walker Road -- See marker 18 feet distant image. Click for full size.
By Hathi Trust
2. Southeast No. 4
Near Walker Road -- See marker 18 feet distant
The marker 18 feet distant marks the spot where the District Line crosses the public street.

“It is about twenty inches out of the ground, and were it not for its general resemblance to the other mile stones would hardly be taken for a boundary stone. It is about one eighth of a mile northwest from Oxon Run and remote from any house. This stone should be replaced at once, as it is rounded, battered and chipped on every side, so that few fragments of the lettering remain.” -- Fred E. Woodward

From Fred Eugene Woodward, A Ramble Along the Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia With a Camera, 1907, “Read before the Society, May 14, 1906,” Reprinted from Proceedings of the Columbia Historical Society, Vol. 10, 1907.
miles away in District of Columbia); Thurgood Marshall (approx. 0.9 miles away in District of Columbia); Activist Grove (1833-1845) (approx. 0.9 miles away in District of Columbia); Freedom Grove (1838) (approx. 0.9 miles away in District of Columbia); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 5 (approx. one mile away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 3 (approx. one mile away).
 
Regarding Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Southeast 4. Original Federal Boundary Stones Historical Markers.
 
Additional keywords. Original Federal Boundary Stones Historical Markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Roberto Bernate of Arlington, Virginia.   2. submitted on February 11, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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