Lift Every Voice
— Georgia Avenue/Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —The area west of this spot once was an Irish and German immigrant neighborhood known as "Cowtown." That's because, before 1871, cows, pigs, and sheep roamed freely here, while those kept in Washington City, south of Boundary Street (today's Florida Avenue), had to be penned. A stream bordering Sheridan Avenue carried away the reeking refuse from Cowtown's slaughter houses.
|Placed By||Cultural History DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324692 N 4309961|
|Decimal Degrees||38.92106667, -77.02220000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.264', W 77° 1.332'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 15.84" N, 77° 1' 19.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2400 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC 20001, US|
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