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Georgetown Ordinances

 Digital Collection
Identifier: gtwn_ord
Georgetown Ordinances in Dig DC
Georgetown Ordinances in Dig DC


  • Creation: 1811 - 1866


Biographical / Historical

Georgetown was founded in 1751 in the Province of Maryland, and the port of Georgetown predated the establishment of the federal district and the City of Washington by 40 years. Georgetown remained a separate municipality until 1871 when the United States Congress created a new consolidated government for the whole District of Columbia. A separate act passed in 1895 specifically repealed Georgetown's remaining local ordinances and renamed Georgetown's streets to conform with those in the City of Washington. ( Wikipedia )


12 Volumes (1811, 1835, 1837, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1864, 1865, 1866)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Original copies are in the Peabody Room at Georgetown Neighborhood Library.

General Note

This collection contains a selection of locally published ordinances for Georgetown from 1811 to 1866, chosen because they are not digitally available elsewhere. This collection was completed through a partnership with Georgetown Law Library. Additional Georgetown Ordinances may be found on DigitalGeorgetown.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

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Washington DC 20001