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

1906 Map of All D.C. Boundary Stones

Working under commissioners that President Washington had appointed in 1790 in accordance with the Residence Act, Major Andrew Ellicott led a team that placed these markers in 1791 and 1792.
1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia
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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 boundary markers of the original District of Columbia. The original stones marking the boundaries of our new federal city were set up by Andrew Ellicott 1790.

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READ:  1892 Map of Logan Circle

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

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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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