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
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.