Washington, D.C.

City: Washington

State: District of Columbia

Lat/Long: 38.8333, -77.0000

Washington, D.C., became the capital of the United States in 1791 and is the governing-center of the District of Columbia. Abraham Lincoln moved there on December 2, 1847, to serve his term in Congress and left on March 20, 1849. He returned to the city February 23, 1861, after winning the presidency and remained there until his death on April 15, 1865.

Tom Lewis, Washington: A History of Our National City (New York: Basic, 2015); "An Act for Establishing the Temporary and Permanent Seat of Government of the United States," 16 July 1790, Statutes at Large of the United States 1 (1845):130; "An Act to Amend 'An Act for Establishing the Temporary and Permanent Seat of Government of the United States,'" 3 March 1791, Statutes at Large of the United States 1 (1845):214-15; Lincoln Log, 2 December 1847, http://www.thelincolnlog.org/Results.aspx?type=CalendarDay&day=1847-12-02; Lincoln Log, 20 March 1849, http://www.thelincolnlog.org/Results.aspx?type=CalendarDay&day=1849-03-20; Lincoln Log, 23 February 1861, http://www.thelincolnlog.org/Results.aspx?type=CalendarDay&day=1861-02-23.