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Encyclopedia > Washington DC (northeast)
Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. The "crosshairs" in the image mark the quadrant divisions of Washington, with the U.S. Capitol at the center of the dividing lines. To the west of the Capitol extends the National Mall, visible as a slight green band in the image. The Northwest quadrant is the largest, located north of the Mall and west of North Capital Street.

Northeast DC is the northeastern quadrant of the city, located north of East Capitol Street and east of North Capital Street. Northeast neighborhoods include Brentwood, Brookland, Marshall Heights, Stanton Park, Trinidad, Michigan Park, Riggs Park, Fort Totten, Fort Lincoln, Edgewood, and Woodridge, as well as much of Capitol Hill. Download high resolution version (548x697, 43 KB)USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. ... Download high resolution version (548x697, 43 KB)USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the building which serves as home for the legislative branch of the United States government. ... Facing west across the Mall, with ones back towards the United States Capitol. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Brentwood is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, DC and is named after the Brentwood Mansion built in the area in 1817 by Robert Brent, the first mayor of Washington City. ... Brookland is a neighborhood in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, DC, historically centered along 12th Street NE. It has been nicknamed the Little Vatican or Little Rome by some for the many Catholic institutions clustered around The Catholic University of America (CUA). ... Trinidad, Washington, DC is located in Ward 6 of Washington, and is a historically working-class and student area, bounded on the north by Mt. ... Fort Totten can apply to several places in the United States: Fort Totten, North Dakota the Fort Totten area of Washington, DC, served by the Fort Totten Washington Metro station. ... Edgewood is the name of some places in the United States of America: Edgewood, California Edgewood, Florida Edgewood, Illinois Edgewood, Indiana Edgewood, Iowa Edgewood, Kentucky Edgewood, Maryland Edgewood, New Mexico Edgewood, Ohio Edgewood, Pennsylvania Edgewood, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Edgewood, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Edgewood, Texas Edgewood, Washington This is a disambiguation... Woodridge is a neighborhood located in the northeastern part of Washington, D.C.. Categories: US geography stubs | Washington, DC neighborhoods ... Capitol Hill, aside from being the common nickname for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, DC, stretching easterly behind the U.S. Capitol along wide avenues. ...

It is also home to a large number of Catholic institutions, mostly in the Brookland neighborhood, including The Catholic University of America, Trinity University, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Whitefriars Hall, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, and the headquarters of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Catholic University of America The Catholic University of America (abbreviated CUA), located in Washington, DC, is unique as the national university of the Catholic Church and as the only higher education institution founded by the U.S. bishops. ... For other institutions of higher education using the name Trinity, see Trinity College, Trinity International University, or Trinity University (Texas) Trinity University is a Catholic university located in Washington, D.C.. Founded in 1897 by the Sisters of Notre Dame as a liberal arts college for women, the university now... The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was built to honor the spiritual Patroness of the United States. ... The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, also known as the USCCB, is the official governing body of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ...

Two large public gardens are located on opposite sides of the Anacostia River in Northeast: the National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Other important sites in the quadrant include the ruins of several Civil War-era forts and Gallaudet University. The Anacostia River is a river that flows about 8. ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Gallaudet University was the first school for the advanced education of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. ...

Politically, Northeast includes most of Ward 5, much of Wards 6 and 7, and parts of Ward 4.

It is accessible via the Orange, Red, and Green Lines of the Washington Metro. Union Station is served by the MARC and Virginia Railway Express commuter rail systems, as well as by Amtrak. The Greyhound Bus Terminal is located in this quadrant and is served by Greyhound, Peter Pan, Trailways, and other bus companies. The Orange Line of the Washington Metro consists of 26 subway stations from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU to New Carrollton. ... The Red Line of the Washington Metro consists of 27 subway stations from Shady Grove to Glenmont. ... Greenbelt station, end of the Green line on the Washington Metro The Green Line of the Washington Metro consists of 21 subway stations from Greenbelt to Branch Ave. ... Bethesda Metro station. ... Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... MARC commuter train conductor catching up with local news on a foggy morning at Point of Rocks. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Railway companies of the United States | Regional rail systems | Transportation in Virginia ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of an intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ... The Trailways Transportation System is a group of 63 independent bus companies that have entered into a franchise agreement. ... The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ...

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  • H Street NE (http://www.hstreetdc.com/home.html)
  • Stanton Park (http://www.jubiar.com/spna/)

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Washington, D.C. City (pop., 2000: 572,059), capital of the U.S. It is coextensive with the District of Columbia.
If Washington, D.C. were a state, it would rank last in area behind Rhode Island, 50th in population ahead of Wyoming, first in population density ahead of New Jersey, and 35th in Gross State Product.
Washington is surrounded by the states of Virginia (on its western side) and Maryland (on its southeast, northeast, and northwest sides); it interrupts those states' common border, which is the Potomac River's southern shore both upstream and downstream from the District.
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