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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

Capital City Public Charter School
(202) 387-0309
3029 14th Street, Nw
Washington, DC 20009
Mcgogney Elementary School
(202) 767-7043
3400 Wheeler Rd Se
Washington, DC 20032

Middle Schools

Johnson Junior High School
(202) 767-7110
1400 Bruce Pl Se
Washington, DC 20020
D.C. Preparatory Academy Pcs
(202) 832-5700
701 Edgewood St., Ne
Washington, DC 20008

High Schools

Choice Shs Program
(202) 678-1578
2600 Douglass Pl Se
Washington, DC 20020
Ellington School Of The Arts
(202) 282-0123
1698 35th St Nw
Washington, DC 20007

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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