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I have Visited the District of Columbia

Taxation Without Representation

There are no counties in the District of Columbia,
but it is considered a county-equivalent and state-equivalent administrative unit
by the United States Bureau of the Census

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District of Columbia Outline Map

District of Columbia. Source of underlying image: United States Bureau of the Census

I have visited 4 Quadrants / 8 Wards = 100% of Quadrants / Wards in District of Columbia


United States Capitol Building

United States Capitol Building
on a Brisk Winter Day

City Hall - Wilson Building
District Highpoint - Ft. Reno


Interesting District of Columbia geography trivia

Possible Counties if the District of Columbia was a State

Nobody knows for certain what country structure would exist in the District of Columbia if it were to become a state. There are two leading candidates though. First, the area could be divided into its established quadrants in which case their would be 4 counties. Alternately it could be divided into its existing Ward structure in which case their would be eight counties. Those Quadrants / Wards that I've visited are in red. If I have a photograph or other item associated with a Quadrant / Ward somewhere else on my website, there will also be a link.

Quadrants

District of Columbia Wards
Source of underlying map: Wikipedia from a public domain document

  1. Northwest: 7 ft. Clearance; Ted's Last Stand; White House Christmas Tour; Follow the Letter; Playing Both Sides of the Street; Three Stars; Tigers; Four Modes of Travel; Lions and Eagles; Presidential Deaths; American Bison; Secret Bunker; National Geographic Museum; American Meridian; Disestablished National Parks; Octagons; Spike House for Sale; Starting from Zero; Theodore Roosevelt Island; National Zoo Bird House Flight Cage; Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown; District Chophouse & Brewery; Dock Street Brewing Co.; Gordon Biersch Brewing Company; John Harvard's Brew House; A Precious Tip; Spike House for Sale; Charting the Split; Can't Get Enough of Kossuth; On the Steps; Reversible; Great Scott
  2. Northeast: DC Brau; Chocolate City Beer; Virtual Traffic Circle; Capitol City Brewing Company - Capitol Hill; Charting the Split; Can't Get Enough of Kossuth; On the Steps
  3. Southwest: Arts of War; The Danger of a Small Sample Size; It Enters then Exits; Monumental Ride; Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum [VIDEO]; Wilson Medalion; Charting the Split; Can't Get Enough of Kossuth; On the Steps
  4. Southeast: Bolling AFB; Thomas O'Connor Residence - 1924; Library of Congress Geography and Map Division; A Secret Revealed; Charting the Split; Can't Get Enough of Kossuth; On the Steps

Wards

District of Columbia Wards
Source of underlying map: District of Columbia Office of Planning

  1. Ward 1
  2. Ward 2: Ted's Last Stand; White House Christmas Tour; Presidential Deaths; American Bison; Secret Bunker; National Geographic Museum; A Precious Tip; American Meridian; Arts of War; Disestablished National Parks; Octagons; Starting from Zero; Theodore Roosevelt Island; Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum [VIDEO]; Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown; Dock Street Brewing Co.; Gordon Biersch Brewing Company; John Harvard's Brew House; Monumental Ride; On the Steps; Spike House for Sale; Great Scott
  3. Ward 3: 7 ft. Clearance; Four Modes of Travel; Lions and Eagles; National Zoo Bird House Flight Cage; Washington, DC Highpoint Dedication
  4. Ward 4: Follow the Letter; Playing Both Sides of the Street; Tigers; Three Stars
  5. Ward 5: DC Brau; Chocolate City Beer; Virtual Traffic Circle
  6. Ward 6: Thomas O'Connor Residence - 1924; Library of Congress Geography and Map Division; Capitol City Brewing Company - Capitol Hill; District Chophouse & Brewery; Spike House for Salel A Secret Revealed; The Danger of a Small Sample Size; Charting the Split; Can't Get Enough of Kossuth; On the Steps; Reversible
  7. Ward 7
  8. Ward 8: Bolling AFB; It Enters then Exits; Wilson Medalion


Quick facts about the District of Columbia

Sources:

(1) U.S. Census Bureau FedStats - MapStats: 2000 Land Area; United States.
(2) U.S. Census Bureau American FactFinder: 2005 Population Estimates; Table GCT-T1.