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

Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, April 15, 2015
1. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 Marker
Inscription.
Original Federal Boundary Stone
District of Columbia
Placed 1791-1792
Protected by Ruth Brewster Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1916

 
Erected 1916 by The Ruth Brewster Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 51.737′ N, 76° 56.909′ W. Marker is in Fairfax Village, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Southern Avenue SE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3911 Southern Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Davis (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort DuPont (approx. 0.9 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 2 (approx. one mile away); Battery Ricketts (approx. 1.5 miles away); Thurgood Marshall (approx. 1.6 miles away); Woodlawn Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Chaplin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Seafarers Yacht Club (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. “S. E. No. 3 is unique
Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 15, 2015
2. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 Marker
and stands on the slope of an open valley overlooking Oxon Run. It is thirty-seven inches finished, and six inches rough, or forty-three inches in all out of the ground. It stands in a garden, east of the suit, or as it was formerly called, the Suitland Road. It is leaning slightly and the inscription is partially defaced by the action of the elements. The date is 1792 and the variation of the magnetic compass 0 8' West. We are at a loss to know why this abnormal stone was placed here. It may be that this was intended for the west corner, near Falls Church, Virginia, and that the stone cutter made a mistake in lettering. This seems probable from the fact that the stone at the west corner is only twenty-four inches out of the ground, the same design as the intermediate stones.” — Fred Woodward, 1907, A Ramble along the Boundary Stones of the District of Columbia with a Camera.
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 15, 2015
3. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 Marker
Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 15, 2015
4. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
Jurisdiction of the United States, Miles 3
(Only a few characters are readable today)
Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 15, 2015
5. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
1792
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By Allen C. Browne, April 15, 2015
6. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
Maryland
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By Allen C. Browne, April 15, 2015
7. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
Var 8
Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 19, 2014
8. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
In 2014 the DAR fence and plaque were missing.
Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, April 19, 2014
9. Original Federal Boundary Stone SE 3
Southeast No. 3<br>Near Suit Road — abnormal size. image. Click for full size.
10. Southeast No. 3
Near Suit Road — abnormal size.
Fred E. Woodward posed with this marker in 1906.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 16, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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