Jones Point ParkAfter the Revolutionary War, the new nation searched fora permanent seat of government. President George Washington favored a 10-mile square territory along the Potomac River that encompassed the economically important ports of Georgetown and Alexandria. In 1791, the first boundary stone for the federal district—the south cornerstone—was laid with great fanfare right here on Jones Point. The District of Columbia was incorporated ten years later. Alexandria remained within the capital boundaries until an 1846 Act of Congress returned the land west of the Potomac River to Virginia the following year.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 2:45pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322778 N 4295493|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79038333, -77.04053333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.423', W 77° 2.432'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 25.38" N, 77° 2' 25.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500 I-95, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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