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

Nathan Hale

"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

 
 
Nathan Hale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, February 4, 2010
1. Nathan Hale Marker
Inscription.  
Captain, Army of the United States
Born at Coventry, Connecticut, June 6, 1755
In the performance of his duty, he resigned his life,
a sacrifice to his country's liberty at New York,
September 22, 1776

 
Erected 1945.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the DC, American Revolution Statuary series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 6, 1202.
 
Location. 38° 53.54′ N, 77° 1.463′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Federal Triangle. Marker is on Constitution Avenue Northwest (U.S. 1/50) west of 9th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. The inscription is on the base of the statue which is against the wall near the southeast corner of "RFK Main", the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building - in the Federal Triangle, south of Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or
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near this postal address: 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American Elm that Grew Along with America (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple for Our History (within shouting distance of this marker); Equal Justice Under the Law (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneering Plants (about 400 feet away); Grandeur for the People (about 500 feet away); How can you help pollinators? (about 500 feet away); In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (about 500 feet away); Solomon G. Brown (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
More about this marker. The statue is a 1915 recasting of one sculpted by Bela L. Pratt in 1912-1914. It was originally placed at Hale's birthplace in Connecticut before it was restored, moved to its present location, and rededicated in 1945.
 
Nathan Hale, sculpture by Bela L. Platt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, February 4, 2010
2. Nathan Hale, sculpture by Bela L. Platt
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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