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Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peirce Mill

Rock Creek Park

 

—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
Peirce Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
1. Peirce Mill Marker
Inscription.  
[Front:] Welcome to Peirce Mill, a National Park Service site within Rock Creek Park. This land was once part of a large complex of buildings and fields, marking the historical intersection of the agricultural and industrial ages. Explore and enjoy.

North from here:
Maryland Border: 3.8 miles
Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium: 1.9 miles
South from here:
National Zoological Park: 1.3 miles
Thompson Boat Center: 4.2 miles
Lincoln Memorial: 5.1 miles

[Back:]
Grove 1
Picnic Area


•All Rock Creek Park grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted.
•Keep pets on leash. Please clean up after pets.
•Posting bills is prohibited.
•No alcoholic beverages in park.
•Walk bikes on all posted trails.
•Fishing is prohibited on Rock Creek north of the Porter Street bridge.

•For more information about park history, usage, and special events, go to: nps.gov/rocr
•or call Rock Creek Park Nature Center: 202-895-6070

•In an emergency call U.S. Park
Peirce Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
2. Peirce Mill Marker
Police: 202-610-7500

Spanish:
•Todos los terrenos del Parque Rock Creek están abiertos al público desde el amanecer hasta el ocaso, a menos que se indique lo contrario.
•Mantenga las mascotas con correa. Por favor limpiar los desechos de sus mascotas.
•Está prohibido pegar anuncios.
•Se prohiben bebidas alcohólicas en el parque.
•Desmonte su bicicleta en todos los caminos permitidos.
•La pesca está prohibida al norte del Puente de la Calle Porter en Rock Creek.

•Para mayor información sobre historia del parque, su uso, y eventos speciales, visita el: nps.gov/rocr
•o llame a la Rock Creek Park Nature Center: 202-895-6070

•En caso de emergencia llame a la Policía Nacional de Parques: 202-610-7500

Image caption:
Panorama from Peirce Heights, June 1848,
Washington City by Alexander H. Clements
Courtesy of the Albert H. Small
George Washington University Collection

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 38° 56.361′ N, 77° 3.149′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Spring of Freedom Street Northwest east of Shoemaker Street NW, on
Peirce Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 24, 2018
3. Peirce Mill Marker
the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3998 Spring of Freedom Street NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michael Kovats de Fabricy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herring Highway (about 300 feet away); Peirce Still House (about 400 feet away); The Peirce Family Estate (about 400 feet away); Pierce Mill (was about 400 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Machine in a Stone Box (about 400 feet away); Pierce Plantation (about 500 feet away); Orchards, Fields, Gardens, Pastures (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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