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Original Boundaries of Washington, DC

Created by Genna Duplisea on July 13th 2020, 9:07:41 pm.

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In the early 1790s, surveyor Major Andrew Ellicott led a team, including African-American astromer and surveyor Benjamin Banneker, to survey the city of Washington, DC. This effort placed 40 marker stones along its boundary, each about a mile apart. Thirty-six of these stones are extant today and traveling this tour to a few of them will take you around the original borders of the city.