John Marshall Park

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John Marshall Park
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John Marshall Park in 2010
John Marshall Park is located in Central Washington, D.C.
John Marshall Park
Location within Washington, D.C.
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′36″N 77°01′03″W / 38.8933°N 77.0176°W / 38.8933; -77.0176Coordinates: 38°53′36″N 77°01′03″W / 38.8933°N 77.0176°W / 38.8933; -77.0176

John Marshall Park is a park located in the Judiciary Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C.[1] The park is in honor of John Marshall, a U.S. Representative (1799-1800), Secretary of State (1800-1801), and the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1801–1835).

A cast of the sculpture Chief Justice John Marshall, sculpted by William Wetmore Story in 1883, is situated on the north end of the park. Playing chess was "a favorite pastime" of Marshall. The sculpture The Chess Players is located on the east side of the park.[2]


  1. ^ "Chief Justice John Marshall, Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail". The Historical Marker Database. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  2. ^ Goode, James M; Seferlis, Clift A (2008). Washington sculpture : a cultural history of outdoor sculpture in the nation's capital. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 9780801888106. Retrieved 2013-03-23.

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