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Why did George Washington never live in Washington D.C.?

In my latest post, I delve into the interesting fact that George Washington, the first President of the United States, never actually lived in Washington D.C. Despite his instrumental role in planning the city which would eventually bear his name, Washington D.C. was not completed until after his presidency. During his terms in office, New York City and Philadelphia served as the nation's capital. Unfortunately, Washington passed away in 1799, a year before the government moved to the newly established city. So, even though his name is synonymous with it, George Washington never resided in Washington D.C.

27 July 2023