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Jones Point

Jones Point is a geographic point on the Potomac River which is part of the city of Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The Jones Point lighthouse and a small park are located at the point, which is immediately north of the confluence of Hunting Creek and the Potomac River. The 1791-1792 survey of the boundaries of the District of Columbia began at a spot that was then at the tip of a cape at the Point. The south cornerstone from the boundary survey remains in a seawall several yards south of the lighthouse.

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge crosses the point, most of which is under the protection of the National Park Service. Due to landfill over the years, Jones Point is the site of the only land boundary between Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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