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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Original West Corner Stone

 
 
Original West Corner Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2007
1. Original West Corner Stone Marker
Inscription.
Original West Corner Stone
District of Columbia 1791 - 1792
Dedication 1952
Rededication 1989
Falls Church Chapter, NSDAR

 
Erected 1989 by Falls Church Chapter, NSDAR.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Original Federal Boundary Stones marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.599′ N, 77° 10.319′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Arizona Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Andrew Ellicott Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2824 North Arizona Street, Arlington VA 22213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Train Wrecks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Living in Fear (approx. half a mile away); Cherry Hill (approx. half a mile away); Falls Church Home Front (approx. half a mile away); Hangman's Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crossman House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia Training School (approx. 0.6 miles away); East Falls Church Station (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Original West Corner Stone. This stone marks the west corner of the original "ten mile square" of the District of Columbia.
Original West Corner Stone additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
2. Original West Corner Stone additional marker
Rededication November 2000 Falls Church Chapter D.A.R., Permission to mark granted by V.S.S. D.A.R. Va. State Society 1952
Alexandria County was carved out of Fairfax County to become part of the District in 1791 and was retroceded to Virginia in 1847, leaving the District with 69 square miles of its original 100.
 
Also see . . .
1. Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia. (Submitted on April 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
2. Marking the Original Boundary of the District of Columbia. DAR Boundary Stones Committee, website. (Submitted on April 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Boundary Markers of the Original District of Columbia. (PDF) in Virginia. National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form. (Submitted on April 11, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Original West Corner Stone additional marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
3. Original West Corner Stone additional marker
The Original West cornerstone of the District of Columbia by the Falls Church Chapter D.A.R.
Original West Corner Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2007
4. Original West Corner Stone Marker
Original West Corner Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2007
5. Original West Corner Stone Marker
Original West Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2007
6. Original West Corner Stone
Original West Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2007
7. Original West Corner Stone
Original West Corner Stone<br>Original Inscriptions image. Click for full size.
National Register of Historic Places
8. Original West Corner Stone
Original Inscriptions
This diagram of the inscriptions on the West Boundary Stone appears in the National Register Form prepared by Barbara Hynak of the District V Markers Committee, Virginia Daughters of the Revolution.
Original West Corner Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
9. Original West Corner Stone Marker
The inscription of "Jurisdiction of the United States" can be seen on the corner of the stone.
Original West Corner Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
10. Original West Corner Stone Marker
The small park that contains the marker seen from the street.
Andrew Ellicott Park is home to this boundary stone. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
11. Andrew Ellicott Park is home to this boundary stone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 10, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   9, 10, 11. submitted on September 3, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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