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The National Mall in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Monumental Legacy

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A Monumental Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 26, 2022
1. A Monumental Legacy Marker
Inscription.  
The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers over Washington, DC, reminding us of Washington's life and legacy, including the capital city that bears his name.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLandmarksPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 38° 53.4′ N, 77° 2.205′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in The National Mall. Marker can be reached from 17th Street Northwest south of Constitution Avenue Northwest (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Jefferson Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); The German-American Friendship Garden (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named German-American Friendship Garden (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The German-American Friendship Garden (about 700 feet away); Washington: The City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington: The Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington: The Man (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 55 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 26, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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