I got a rock.

Or more accurately, we Virginians got 14 of them. That’s what remains in Virginia to mark where the DC property line used to be – 14 of the 40 boundary stones laid out in the late 18th century to indicate the perimeter of the District. I’ve commented in the past how interesting I find all the markers about historical locations so you shouldn’t be at all surprised to hear how cool I think this is.

I love this website. It covers a neat subject and it’s an example of effective design. A nice google maps mashup of the locations, pictures, descriptions, and nothing more than is needed. The only thing it’s missing is credit – who are you, stone tracker?

2 Comments so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    Mark Zimmermann did the stone points and photos, I’m pretty sure he also created the mashup. He has another one of DC area trails.

  2. Hy Hy (unregistered) on May 9th, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

    A friend of mine lives two doors down from one of the NE rocks. I never noticed it until I read online that it was there. Very subtle.

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