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SW No. 9 Mile Marker

 
 
SW No. 9 Mile Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
1. SW No. 9 Mile Marker Marker
Inscription.
Original Federal Boundary Stone
District of Columbia 1791
Protected by
Falls Church Chapter, NSDAR
Dedication 1916   Rededication 1989

 
Erected 1989 by Falls Church Chapter, National Society of the Daughers of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Original Federal Boundary Stones marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.977′ N, 77° 9.543′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Van Buren Street and 18th Street North, on the left when traveling south on North Van Buren Street. Touch for map. The marker and boundary stone are in Benjamin Banneker Park. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Falls Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brandymore Castle (approx. 0.4 miles away); East Falls Church Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dulin Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wren’s Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Turnpike Tollgate (approx. half a mile away); Jefferson Institute (approx. half a mile away); The Birch House (approx. half a mile away).
 
Regarding SW No. 9 Mile Marker.
Benjamin Banneker: SW-9 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
2. Benjamin Banneker: SW-9
Intermediate Boundary Stone
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National
Historic Landmark

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This site possesses National Significance
In commemorating the history of the
United States of America

1980
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
United States Department of the Interior
This stone marked the boundary between Alexandria County District of Columbia and Fairfax County Virginia from 1791 to 1847. It marked the boundary between Alexandria (now Arlington) County and Fairfax County between 1847 and 1936. Since 1936 this has been on the boundary between Arlington County and the town of Falls Church.
 
Also see . . .
1. SW-9 Intermediate Boundary Stone (milestone) of the District of Columbia (pdf file). National Register Nomination Form, prepared by Lynne Gomez Graves. (Submitted on April 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Benjamin Banneker and the Survey of the District of Columbia, 1791 (pdf file). Silvio Bedini, Columbia Historical Society, 1971. (Submitted on April 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

3. Federal Boundary Stone Southwest 9 (pdf file). City of Falls Church, 1999 (Submitted on April 15, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
SW No. 9 Mile Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
3. SW No. 9 Mile Marker Marker
SW No. 9 Mile Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
4. SW No. 9 Mile Marker Marker
SW No. 9 Mile Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
5. SW No. 9 Mile Marker Marker
SW No. 9 Boundary Stone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
6. SW No. 9 Boundary Stone
Jurisdiction of the United States
SW No. 9 Boundary Stone image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
7. SW No. 9 Boundary Stone
Virgina
Benjamin Banneker Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 13, 2014
8. Benjamin Banneker Park
Benjamin Banneker image. Click for full size.
By Banneker's Almanac, 1791
9. Benjamin Banneker
Banneker's relevance to this particular boundary stone is somewhat tenuous; He worked mainly at Jone's Point, where he contributed to the survey by keeping the clock and making astronomical observations.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on April 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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