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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

Ross Elementary School
(202) 673-7200
1730 R St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
Benning Elementary School
(202) 724-4586
100 41st St Ne
Washington, DC 20019

Middle Schools

Options Public Charter School
(202) 547-1028
800 3rd St, Ne
Washington, DC 20002
Howard University Middle School Pcs
(202) 806-1185
405 Howard Place, Nw
Washington, DC 20001

High Schools

Maya Angelou Public Charter School
(202) 939-9080
1851 9th Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20001
Integrated Design Electronics Academy Pcs
(202) 399-4750
1027 45th Street, Ne
Washington, DC 20019

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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