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Alexandria  

Sundial 254
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  
Latitude:   38° 48.367' N Longitude:   77° 02.870' W
Location:
  • Christ Church
    Cemetery on south side
    118 N. Washington St.
    Alexandria
 
Description:
  • A bronze horizontal dial on a hexagonal pedestal. Gnomon angle measures 31.9°, wrong for local latitude. Gnomon is aligned southwest rather than true north. Dial sits in a former fountain installed in 1896.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Christ Church
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1925
 
References:
  • NASS Other Sundials of the Greater Washington Area

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