Southwest No. 4 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia

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Southwest No. 4 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia is located on King Street just north of Wakefield Street in the city of Alexandria adjacent to the Fairlington Village Condominiums. Only a small portion of the original Aquia sandstone survives, having been struck numerous times by plows in the 19th century. The SW No. 4 Boundary Mile marker was moved due to construction on King Street (Route 7), and it was replaced close to its original location. The marker was in the immediate vicinity of three federal forts marking the line of the defenses of the District of Columbia in the Civil War. The Southwest No. 4 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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