The Georgetown Directory for the Year 1830


To which is appended, A Short Description of the Churches, Public Institutions, and the Original Charter of Georgetown, and Extracts of the Laws Pertaining to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company

The main section of the directory comprises an alphabetical name listing that includes occupation and location of residence. Due to the absence of house numbers, the addresses are designated as "Water Street near Potomac," or "near Union Tavern," for example.The appendix lists town officers, officers of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, banks and bank officers, a brief history of Georgetown, its churches and schools, and the 1789 act of incorporation of Georgetown, including several amendments. Also included is the 1824 "Act of the State of Virginia to Incorporate the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company." The canal was an economic boon for the entire region. Approved and adopted by the states of Maryland and Pennsylvania and the Congress of the United States for the District of Columbia, the act designated the system of valuing the land that was purchased for construction of the canal, procedures for damage reparations, and apportionments to stockholders regarding profits, repairs, tolls, and taxes.

Wesley Pippenger

(1830), 2004, 5½x8½, paper, 56 pp.

ISBN: 9780788432248