Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Maps of City of Washington Wards 1801-1871

Maps of City of Washington Wards 1801-1871

after Laurence F. Schmeckebier
“Ward Boundaries of Washington and Georgetown”
Records of the Columbia Historical Society, v.51-52.

Before the District of Columbia wards were created under the 1973 Home Rule act, the City of Washington had wards from 1801 to its abolition in 1871.

Click each to enlarge.

City of Washington wards 1801-1806

Map of City of Washington wards 1801-1871

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Note: some census indexes list people by ward; some articles in the Records of the Columbia Historical Society recount neighborhoods by ward, such as Ward 1/First Ward for Foggy Bottom.

Matthew Gilmore

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