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Exploring Washington Before the Retrocession of the Western Portion to Virginia

A look at Washington before its retrocession of the western portion to Virginia. Includes a 1835 map of Washington, Georgetown, Alexandria, and two counties. Source: Library of Congress.
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Here is an old map of Washington before the retrocession of the western portion back to Virginia. This was when the territory had three cities within it: Washington, Georgetown, and Alexandria, plus two counties in Washington County and Alexandria County.

1835 map of Washington
1835 map of Washington

Source: Library of Congress

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