Georgetown, Washington Co, DC

A city, separated from Washington city by Rock creek, and distant from the Capitol about 3 miles.  It is beautifully located, the ground on which the town stands rising to a considerable height above the Potomac upon which it fronts.  The scenery around is varied and pleasant; and on the west stand the picturesque and rocky hills, which here begin to change the aspect of the river's banks.  The public buildings and private dwellings have a substantial appearance.  The Roman catholic college and the churches are especially magnificent.  The Chesapeake and Ohio canal commences at Georgetown.  Oak Grove Cemetery is located in this town, and is handsomely laid out.  Georgetown was formerly a place of considerable business and manufactures; but its progress of late years has not kept pace with that of many other towns.  Its population has been almost stationary for the last twenty years.

Population: in 1830 was 7,350; in 1840 was 7,312 and in 1850 was 8,366