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Term: Washington


Coextensive with District of Columbia; located on swampy ground at navigational head of Potomac River; site was selected by 1st US president George Washington; city plan was laid out by French engineer Charles L'Enfant; burned in War of 1812, but rebuilt.The United States Capitol. BGN 1931 ranked 15th by population in the 1980 census, Washington, DC was named for George Washington (while he was still living) in 1791 by city commissioners Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Carroll and David Stewart who did so witho


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American, 1869 - 1962
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