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

Jeju Jeong-nang

 
 
Jeju Jeong-nang Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 27, 2018
1. Jeju Jeong-nang Marker
Inscription. The residents of Jeju Island did not require gates, but instead utilized long, horizontally placed wooden poles placed outside the entrances of their homes. These wooden poles are called Jeong-nang and they are supported by two large vertical stone pillars which rest on either side of the home's entrance. The stone pillars support up to three horizontal Jeong-nang and the number of Jeong-nang hung at the entrance signified different meanings.

If one Jeong-nang is hung frome [sic] the door, it means that the residents of the home are away, but in a nearby area. If two are hung frome the door, it means that the residents are traveling far from home. If three are hung from the door, it means that the residents are traveling out of town and would not be returning home for a few days.

Hanging Jeong-nang was a way for the neighbors to communicate trust and information to each other, which was possible on Jeju Island because there are no beggars or thieves.

February 28, 2011
Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea

 
Erected 2011 by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Republic of Korea.
 
Location. 38° 56.132′ N, 77° 5.341′ W. Marker is in Tenleytown
Jeju Jeong-nang Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 27, 2018
2. Jeju Jeong-nang Marker
, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Nebraska Avenue NW south of New Mexico Avenue NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of American University, northeast of Clark Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the Army Chemical Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); School of International Service (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Eliza Graydon (about 500 feet away); Jeju Dolhareubang (about 500 feet away); Korean Cherry Trees (about 500 feet away); John Fletcher Hurst (about 600 feet away); U.S. Navy Bomb Disposal School (about 600 feet away); Battelle Memorial Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tenleytown.
 
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Nearby dol hareubang statues image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, May 27, 2018
3. Nearby dol hareubang statues
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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