Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Georgetown (District of Columbia)

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Collier's New Encyclopedia
Georgetown (District of Columbia)
Edition of 1921; disclaimer
For works with similar titles, see Georgetown.

GEORGETOWN, a former city in the District of Columbia, on the Potomac river; since 1878 part of the city of Washington. It is the seat of Georgetown University, a Jesuit institution with a noted astronomical observatory. Georgetown is one of the greatest fish-markets in the country and has over 50 flour mills. See Washington (city).