Tag Archives: 1790s

Why Is It Named Centreville?

Centreville during the Civil War

Source: Documentarist This is an interesting, though somewhat obvious origin of a town’s name: Centreville. The town of Centreville (it was originally Centerville) was established in 1792, near the intersection of present day Lee Highway and Sully Road. At the …

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Why Is It Named Meridian Hill?

The Jefferson Pier

This is a great bit of Washington trivia for everyone to commit to memory … especially if you live anywhere along 16th St. NW. Pierre L’Enfant had originally planned the City of Washington around a right triangle, with the eastern …

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