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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

Garrison Elementary School
(202) 673-7263
1200 S St Nw
Washington, DC 20009
Children Studio School Pcs
(202) 387-6148
1301 V Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20009

Middle Schools

Deal Junior High School
(202) 282-0100
3815 Fort Dr Nw
Washington, DC 20016
Eliot Junior High School
(202) 724-4665
1830 Constitution Ave Ne
Washington, DC 20002

High Schools

School Without Walls
(202) 724-4889
2130 G St Nw
Washington, DC 20037
Eastern High School
(202) 724-4805
1700 E Capitol St Ne
Washington, DC 20003

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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