1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

1906 Map of All D.C. Boundary Stones

Are you familiar with the District’s boundary stones? Yes, those stones, which happen to be the namesake of one of my favorite bars in Bloomingdale.

Here is a cool map that we dug up showing the location of all the original stones marking the boundaries of our new federal city in 1790, set up by Andrew Ellicott. According to the Library of Congress, this map is dated 1906 and was done by Fred Woodward.

1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia
1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

Source: Library of Congress

By the way, isn’t it nuts that 60 years ago, people working in the archives or Library of Congress would just stamp the original maps with the date it was catalogued.

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