Southwest No. 2 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia

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The current Southwest No. 2 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia is located between the curb and the sidewalk on the east side of Russell Road just north of King Street in the city of Alexandria, just downhill from the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. The original SW No. 2 Mile Marker was not relocated during surveys conducted in 1894 and 1906. The annual report of the Mount Vernon chapter to the Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution stated that the stone was relocated and fenced in 1920. However, due to its size, shape and total lack of inscriptions, the stone is obviously not the original; the current stone has marked the area of the second mile stone since the 1920s. The Southwest No. 2 Boundary Marker was listed under the Multiple Property Document (MPD) form for the Boundary Markers of the Original District of Columbia.

Last Updated: August 14, 2023

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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