Deli asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Origin of District of Columbia?

Where/what did the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. come from?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It was formed out of land donated to the federal government by the states of Maryland and Virginia for a neutral place to have the US capital and was originally diamond-shaped. During the Civil War, Virginia took back its contribution and thus the current shape of DC.

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