Benjamin Banneker: SW 9 Intermediate Boundary Stone

Also known as: Intermediate Stone of the District of Columbia
18th and Van Buren Sts., Arlington, Virginia

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File:DC Boundary stone SW9 (Banneker), 21 Oct 2012.JPG

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Description 

This boundary stone commemorates the accomplishments of Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), farmer, mathematician, inventor, astronomer, writer, surveyor, scientist, and humanitarian. Perhaps the most famous Black man in Colonial America, Banneker helped survey the District of Columbia. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 11, 1976

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1976
Reference number
76002094
Areas of significance
Community Planning and Development; Engineering; Ethnic Heritage - Black; Science; Social History; Invention; Agriculture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person
Property type
Object
Historic function
Monument/marker
Current functions
Park; Monument/marker
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1792

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2016: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "GPS Coordinates", Added "Street View" and Imported Photo

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