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

Original Patentees Memorial

Settlers of the District of Columbia Memorial

 
 
Original Patentees Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, May 26, 2008
1. Original Patentees Memorial Marker
Inscription. To the original Patentees prior to 1700 whose land grants embrace the site of the Federal City. This Monument is erected by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists, April 25, 1936.
 
Location. 38° 53.646′ N, 77° 2.03′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 15th Street NW, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boy Scout Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Open For Business (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bulfinch Gate House (about 600 feet away); To the Memory of Oscar S. Straus (about 600 feet away); Completing the Triangle (about 700 feet away); William Tecumseh Sherman (about 700 feet away); Alexander Robey Shepherd (about 700 feet away); John J. Pershing, General of the Armies (1860-1948) (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Regarding Original Patentees Memorial. "The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated the Settlers of the District of Columbia Memorial in April 1935 "as a way of teaching history." The simple granite
Relief carving of fish on Original Patentees Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 20, 2013
2. Relief carving of fish on Original Patentees Memorial Marker
shaft stands near the sidewalk along Fifteenth Street. Its purpose is to remember the original eighteen patentees "prior to 1700 whose land grants embraced the site of the federal city." A patentee is someone to whom a grant is given. In this case, the grant was ownership of land that became the District of Columbia.

Each side of the monument contains a relief panel carved with a symbol of the early pioneers' agricultural pursuits. On the east side is a tobacco plant, on the south a wild turkey, on the west a stalk of corn, and on the north a fish. The names of the original landowners are inscribed on the base"
NPS web site
 
Also see . . .
1. Daughters of the American Colonists. "Honor the past, appreciate the present and plan for the future" Daughters of the American Colonists Web Site (Submitted on May 27, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.) 

2. The Daughters of the American Revolution. "Non-profit, women's organization for the descendants of individuals who aided in achieving American independence." DAR Web Site (Submitted on May 27, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.) 

3. NPS- Explore the Southern Trail. (Submitted on May 27, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Relief carving of tobacco on Original Patentees Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 20, 2013
3. Relief carving of tobacco on Original Patentees Memorial Marker
Relief carving of a turkey on Original Patentees Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 20, 2013
4. Relief carving of a turkey on Original Patentees Memorial Marker
Original Patentees Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, May 26, 2008
5. Original Patentees Memorial Marker
Original Patentees Memorial </b>side image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, May 26, 2008
6. Original Patentees Memorial side
Robert Troope 1663
George Thompson 1663
Francis Pope 1663
John Langworth 1664
John Lewger 1666
Richd and Wm Pinner 1666
Original Patentees Memorial </b>back image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, May 26, 2008
7. Original Patentees Memorial back
Zachery Wade 1670
Richard Evans 1685
Henery Jowles 1685
Andrew Clarke 1685
John Peerce 1685
Walter Houp 1686
Original Patentees Memorial </b>side image. Click for full size.
By Tabitha Preast, May 26, 2008
8. Original Patentees Memorial side
Walter Thompson 1686
Ninian Beall 1687
John Watson 1687
William Hutchison 1696
Walter Evans 1698
William Atcheson 1698
Relief carving of corn on Original Patentees Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 20, 2013
9. Relief carving of corn on Original Patentees Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,655 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 27, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 27, 2008, by Tabitha Preast of Hanover, Maryland.   9. submitted on November 25, 2013, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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