Jones Point

Jones Point (HM1ILP)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 47.641', W 77° 2.747'

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American Indians first frequented Jones Point to hunt and fish. The point is likely named for an early English settler. By the 1790's, military installations were established at Jones point due to its strategic location on the Potomac River. The first cornerstone marking the boundary of the District of Columbia was erected on the point in 1791. A ropewalk, a facility for the production of rope, existed here in the 1830s, and a lighthouse was built in 1856 on the peninsula. During World War I the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation established a shipyard here that employed 7,000 people and built nine freighters.
Marker NumberE 117
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322331 N 4295906
Decimal Degrees38.79401667, -77.04578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.641', W 77° 2.747'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 38.46" N, 77° 2' 44.82" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 923 S Royal St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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