Why is Washington D.C., not in Washington?

Why is Washington D.C., not in Washington?

It makes no sense!

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Kanya888
They made D.C. way before the country had the Washington land.
Thunderwolf2456
I know, but my friend and I were wondering after we took a map test in our Geography class..... thought it was strange....
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PokeCrafter
Tw, BECAUSE IT IS!!
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on October 29, 2015
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AlterEgo
Washington DC was named after the first president of the US before Oregon Territory (which includes Washington State) was ever available to the USA.
Later once the Oregon territory is acquired by the US and Washington has enough people to become a state, it is also named after George Washington.
Just like there are two Cuzco cities in Peru, there are also two political regions in America that both include "Washington" in their name- but in contrast to in Peru, in America one See More▼
on October 30, 2015
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hesitantalien
wait it isnt?
on October 29, 2015
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