August 6, 2010

It didn't move.

Georgetown University is in Washington, D.C., but its seal doesn't say so.

Rather, "Collegium Georgiopolitanum Ad Ripas Potomaci in Marylandia" says that Georgetown is located "on the banks of the Potomac in Maryland".

What happened? Did the school move?

No, but it was founded in 1789, before the District of Columbia was established. Then, Georgetown was indeed in Maryland.

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