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Arlington County in the 1700s

How cool is this old map of Arlington? It shows Arlington County as it looked in the 18th century. Source: Library of Congress

1906 map showing the original boundary milestones of the District of Columbia

Are you familiar with the District's boundary stones? Yes, those stones, which happen to be the namesake of one of my favorite bars in...

The Real Estate Directory of the City of Washington, D.C., Suburbs of Washington City, Serial Number 50 is a series of maps of recorded subdivisions beyond the city limits published by Faehtz & Pratt in 1874. Maps show streets, lot numbers and dimensions, property lines, and some building footprints. Landowners and estate names are included for large parcels. Outside of Georgetown, subdivision maps showing only property lines indicate that they were undeveloped at that time.

This is a great old map, about a decade earlier than this one of Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant. Click on it for a...

1909 map of Friendship Heights

This is a cool old 1909 map of the area around Friendship Heights and Chevy Chase. Thanks to GoDCer Claire for pointing out that...

Check out this terrific 1874 map of Georgetown with the old street names. Source: Dig DC

This is an incredible old map from 1887 showing today's Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. You have to click on this for greater details. You'll...

1907 map

Here's a really great old map of the area surrounding the National Cathedral. Check out how the land was owned by the Protestant Episcopal...

This is a map of the neighborhood that old Officer Sprinkle used to live near back in the day. This request came from GoDCer...

These are amazing. Take your time studying them because there are so many incredible details in them. Click on them for larger versions. Below is...

Happy Sunday, and welcome to map week! Starting now, going through the rest of the week, we're posting a map each day, so get...

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