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Cool old historical maps of Washington, D.C.

Map of Everywhere George Washington Traveled

This is one of the more fascinating maps we have come across. It shows every single location George Washington visited during his life, all up and down the east coast. From Savannah in the...

1847 Map of Washington

An incredible map of Washington well before the Civil War. Lovely details for you to study.

1892 Map of Smallpox, Cholera, and Measles Deaths

What is a zympotic disease? This is a map of deaths due to this disease in 1892. Find out what that means.

1888 Map of Lung Disease Death

What a sad map of the District. This shows the deaths in Washington from lung disease in 1888.

Where is Massachusetts Avenue Park?

Mass Ave. Heights and lesser-known Mass Ave. Park were developments in the early 20th century full of lovely homes near the edge of Rock Creek Park and Observatory Circle. Mass Ave. Park became the...

1951 USGS Map of Washington

We came across a great archive of maps thanks to the U.S. Geological Survey. This one shows much of Washington and some of suburban Maryland in 1951.

1890s Map of Diarrhea Deaths in Washington

This is one of the more bizarre maps that we’ve uncovered. It certainly demonstrates how different the times were with such a high incidence of death due to diarrhea in the 19th century. Sanitation...

Adams Morgan Map From 1888

Adams Morgan didn’t exist in 1888. Back then it was called Washington Heights as many of the other uptown destinations began their lives similarly: Cleveland Heights, Friendship Heights, Massachusetts Avenue Heights. If you’re curious...

Where Can You Have an Embassy in Washington, D.C.?

You can't build an embassy anywhere in D.C. Check out this map from 1987 showing where it's okay to have your diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C.