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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
- 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
- D.C., or "the District"
- Border States:
- Virginia, Maryland
- 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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Home Buyer and Seller Resources
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- First Time Homebuyers Guide
- Financial Assistance for First Time Homebuyers
- Do You Qualify for an FHA Loan?
- Homeowners insurance: What you need to know
- Home Maintenance Checklist
- What Is A Short Sale?
- What Is A Deed-In-Lieu?
- Reverse mortgage: the pros and cons
- How to Sell Your Home In a Down Market
- 2009 Mortgage Bailout Explained
- Obama Stimulus Plan FAQ
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District of Columbia Schools
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- Thomas Elementary School
- (202) 724-4593
- 650 Anacostia Ave Ne
- Washington, DC 20019
- Cooke Elementary School
- (202) 673-7294
- 2525 17th St Nw
- Washington, DC 20009
- Terrell Junior High School
- (202) 767-7307
- 1000 1st St Nw
- Washington, DC 20001
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- (202) 673-7329
- 2001 10th St Nw
- Washington, DC 20001
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- (202) 636-8607
- 1200 Rhode Island Ave., Ne
- Washington, DC 20018
- School Without Walls
- (202) 724-4889
- 2130 G St Nw
- Washington, DC 20037
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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