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North Portal Estates in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Original Federal Boundary Stone North

 
 
Original Federal Boundary Stone North Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. Original Federal Boundary Stone North Marker
Inscription.
Original Federal Boundary Stone
District of Columbia
Placed 1791-1792
Protected by Maryland Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1916

 
Erected 1916 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Original Federal Boundary Stones marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.764′ N, 77° 2.459′ W. Marker is in North Portal Estates, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from East-West Highway in Maryland (Route 410) 0.3 miles west of 16th Street (Route 390), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is about 50 feet south of the roadway. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silver Spring in the Civil War (approx. half a mile away in Maryland but has been reported missing); Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington (approx. half a mile away in Maryland but has been reported missing); Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland); Modern Banking (approx.
Original Federal Boundary Stone North Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 22, 2011
2. Original Federal Boundary Stone North Marker
Repainted, 2013
0.6 miles away in Maryland); 24-Hour Service (approx. 0.6 miles away in Maryland); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away in Maryland); Geodetic Marker (approx. 0.7 miles away in Maryland); Building Blocks (approx. ¾ mile away in Maryland).
 
More about this marker. This marker is known as the North marker, as it marks the most northern part of the District of Columbia.
 
Also see . . .
1. DC DAR site on the Boundary Stones. (Submitted on February 3, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia. (Submitted on April 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Original Federal Boundary Stone North Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
3. Original Federal Boundary Stone North Marker
Most of the marker is below grade level, probably from silt draining down from higher ground.
Northeast Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
4. Northeast Side of Marker
Because this stone is in the northern corner of DC, two sides of this marker (NE and NW) face the state of Maryland.
Northwest Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
5. Northwest Side of Marker
Another of the two sides of this marker that face the state of Maryland.
Southeast Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
6. Southeast Side of Marker
This side is split between between the "Jurisdiction of the United States" and "Maryland".
Southwest Side of Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
7. Southwest Side of Marker
This side of the marker is also split between "Maryland" and the "Jurisdiction of the United States".
North Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Fred Woodward
8. North Boundary Marker
Diagram of the inscriptions by Fred Woodward in A Ramble along the Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia,Columbia Historical Society Proceedings, 1907.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,714 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 3, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 3, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   8. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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