Who Owns the River?

Who Owns the River? (HM14VM)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 47.43', W 77° 2.424'

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According to Lord Baltimore's land grant from King Charles I in 1632, Maryland owns the "River of Pattowmack...unto the further Bank of said River." But with Virginia's shoreline constantly shifting how could the border be fixed? In 1929, a survey to establish the boundary placed 58 markers including this one on Jones Point, helping to resolve almost three centuries of dispute. When Maryland ceded land to create the nation's capital in 1788, the District of Columbia gained ownership of the river within its newly created bounds.
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HM NumberHM14VM
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:52pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322790 N 4295505
Decimal Degrees38.79050000, -77.04040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.43', W 77° 2.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 25.80" N, 77° 2' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 I-95, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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