Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Online Washington DC history resources – City directories online

A list Link here


  • 1846 – Washington directory an national register
  • 1850 – The Washington directory, and Congressional and executive register, for 1850
  • 1853 – The Washington and Georgetown directory, strangers’ guide-book for Washington, and congressional and clerks’ register. Alfred Hunter. 1853
  • 1860  Internet Archive
  • 1862  Internet Archive
  • 1864 Internet Archive

Microfilm of Washington DC city directories can be found at the Library of Congress:

U.S. City Directories on Microfilm in the Microform Reading Room

(Note: before 1861 they are on microfiche (poorly filmed): A separate microfiche collection of pre-1861 U.S. directories is also available on a self-service basis in the Microform Reading Room.)

District of Columbia

City Years available
Washington, DC 1862-1941, 1948, 1954, 1956, 1960
Washington, DC Suburban 1912-1931


1901 Union League Directory


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This entry was posted on September 11, 2017 by in City directories, historical research, Online resources, Research tools.
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