Southwest No. 8 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia

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Southwest No. 8 Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia is located behind the Patrick Henry Apartments near the intersection of John Marshall Drive and Wilson Boulevard on the modern day boundary of Arlington and Fairfax counties. Originally placed in the late 18th century, the SW No. 8 Mile Marker has been moved three times since. It was rededicated in 2000, and secured in its new location within a new wrought iron fence. The Civil War Fort Ramsay occupied the the hill to the east of the stone, now the site of Upton Hill Park. The Southwest No. 8 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
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NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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