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District of Columbia Profile

Although New York City and Philadelphia each served briefly as the capital of the United States, in 1790, Congress chose the District of Columbia as the permanent seat of government. George Washington helped select the site for the city. Situated on the Potomac River, Washington, D.C., was originally carved out of land transferred from Maryland and Virginia (Virginia's portion south of the river was returned to that state in 1846). ...Read more here: Washington, DC

Founded:
July 16, 1790
Land Area:
68.3 sq mi.
Highest Point:
409 ft
Official Bird:
Wood Thrush
Official Flower:
American Beauty Rose
Official Song:
America the Beautiful
Official Tree:
Scarlet Oak
Nickname
D.C., or "the District"
Border States:
Virginia, Maryland
Motto:
Justitia Omnibus  ("Justice for All")
Origin of Name:
"Columbia" is a poetic name for the United States, from Christopher Columbus' name

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District of Columbia Schools

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Elementary Schools

King Elementary School
(202) 767-7092
3200 6th St Se
Washington, DC 20032
Two Rivers Public Charter School
(202) 546-4477
622 6th St., Ne
Washington, DC 20002

Middle Schools

Barbara Jordan Public Charter School
(202) 545-0922
100 Peabody Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20011
Kipp Dc/Key Academy
(202) 543-6595
770 M Street, Se
Washington, DC 20003

High Schools

Moore, Luke Academy
(202) 576-7006
1000 Monroe St Ne
Washington, DC 20017
Spingarn High School
(202) 724-5295
2500 Benning Rd Ne
Washington, DC 20002

Sex Offender Information for District of Columbia

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In District of Columbia, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://mpdc.dc.gov/serv/sor/sor.shtm. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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