This Date in History

July 16, 1790: The Residency Act of 1790 gives the president power to choose a site for the capital city on the east bank of the Potomac River between the mouth of the Eastern Branch and the Connogocheague Creek (now Conococheague) near Hagerstown, nearly 70 miles upstream.

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4 Responses to “This Date in History”

  1. So cool!

  2. The map is so small I couldn’t tell, does it show Columbian College just above Boundary (Florida Ave.) on the west side of 14th Street, NW, on what used to be called College Hill?

  3. I’m not sure. I’ll try to find a larger map so we can see if Columbian College is there.

  4. OK, I’ve linked it to a larger version … but I still can’t quite tell. Its a map from 1862

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