Named for King George II, Georgetown was founded independently in 1751 and annexed into the city of Washington in 1871 by an act of Congress. Georgetown's main strips of M St. NW and Wisconsin Ave. NW boast many elegant clothiers, restaurants, antique galleries, and other shops, while upper Georgetown is home to many elite members of the government and public policy communities, and the city aristocracy. It is also home to Dumbarton Oaks, the girls' division of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Georgetown University, and other noted institutions. Located at the western end of the District, Georgetown is on the Potomac waterfront with Rock Creek Park to the east and the neighborhoods of Foxhall to the northwest and Woodley Park to the northeast.

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Citizens Association of Georgetown
Seeks to maintain a unique mix of missions for the community, while seeing that the views and interests of residents and homeowners are well represented. Calendar, news, board members, history, events, membership information, new resident guide and links.
Flickr: Georgetown, DC
Repository of photographs taken in Washington, DC's Georgetown neighborhood.
Friends of Rose Park
Volunteer organization dedicated to Rose Park in Georgetown, Washington DC. Seeks to work with the neighborhood, the DC Parks and Recreation Department and the National Park Service to make Rose Park a valued community resource.
Georgetown Historic District
Guidebook article on this neighborhood listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Georgetown Metropolitan
Blog offering neighborhood news and general information for Georgetown residents.
Georgetown, Washington DC
Shops, events, dining, entertainment and attractions.
Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Online encyclopedia article from Wikipedia.
The Georgetowner
Archives and information about a weekly newspaper serving the neighborhood, including classifieds and cover art.
Vox Populi
Blog maintained by the Georgetown Voice, a Georgetown University publication. Offers campus and community news.
Wikitravel: Washington, D.C./Georgetown
Open source travel guide with neighborhood description and information on sights, shopping, dining and lodging.
Washington Post: Georgetown's Hidden History
After slavery, a free black community thrived in Georgetown. Article from the Washington Post. (July 14, 2006)
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