The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington: The Man
National Mall and Memorial Parks
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"He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man." Thomas Jefferson, January 2, 1814
George Washington shaped the United States in both war and peace. He led the Continental Army against the British in the American Revolution. After eight long years, his small force defeated the world's strongest military. The new nation looked to Washington as a unifying figure, electing him the first President of the United States of America. Washington helped define the presidency by leaving office after two terms, setting the precedent of a peaceful transition of power.
Background: A Gilbert Stuart portrait painted in 1796, near the end of Washington's second term. (White House Historical Association)
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 53.362′ N, 77° 2.019′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 15th Street Southwest north of Jefferson Drive Southwest, on the right Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington: The Monument (a few steps from this marker); Washington: The City (within shouting distance of this marker); A Monumental Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Monumental Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Raoul Wallenberg Place (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 700 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 700 feet away); Yates Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.