Zero Milestone

Zero Milestone (HMLPI)

Location: Washington, DC 20502
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.706', W 77° 2.193'

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— President's Park —

[north face:]
Zero Milestone

[rendering of Mercury's winged helmet]


[plaque in sidewalk below:]
The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey determined the latitude, longitude and elevation of the Zero Milestone. Authorized by Act of Congress, June 5, 1920. Dedicated June 4, 1923.


[south face:]
Point for the measurement of distances from Washington on highways of of the United States.


[west face:]
Starting point of first trans-continental motor convoy over the Lincoln Highway.VII JVL MCMXIX.


[east face:]
Starting point, second trans-continental motor convoy over the Bankhead Highway.XIV Jun MCMXX
Details
HM NumberHMLPI
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series, and the More Than Words series.
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Year Placed1923
Placed ByThe U. S. Congress
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323383 N 4307107
Decimal Degrees38.89510000, -77.03655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.706', W 77° 2.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 42.36" N, 77° 2' 11.58" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 717 Ellipse Rd NW, Washington DC 20502, US
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