A land grant was given to Ninian Beall in 1703, who named the area, the Rock of Dumbarton.
Scottish immigrants began the large population increase in the mid eighteenth century, and the town was renamed George Town in 1751.
It grew rapidy into a tobacco and flour port & finally the city of Georgetown was formed in 1789.
The Harbor & Chesapeake and Ohio Canal were built in 1828, the streets became lined with townhouses, some still remaining true today. The railroad led to a downturn in Georgetown's economy
& was in decline by the mid-1800s.
A century later charming houses began attracting wealthy young couples , with restaurants & shops springing up in Georgetown's main streets including M Street & Wisconsin Avenue.
Georgetown still keeps it quiet existence from the rest of the city, even today.
Healy Building at Georgetown University
Statue of John Carroll in front of the Healy Building, Georgetown University
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