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Entry from September 04, 2017
Rome on the Potomac (Washington, DC nickname)

Washington, District of Columbia, is located on the Potomac River. Washington is infrequently nicknamed “Rome on the Potomac,” after Rome, Italy, and its ancient empire.

In the late 1600s, there was an estate called “Rome” in Maryland, in what is now Georgetown. A part of the Potomac was called “Tiber Creek,” after Rome’s Tiber river.

However, “Rome on the Potomac” is from the 20th century. “Rome on the Potomac: Washington may become America’s first city-state,” by Walter Berns, was published in Harper’s Magazine in January 1979. 


Wikipedia: Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as “Washington”, “the District”, or simply “D.C.”, is the capital of the United States.

The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country’s East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District.

Washington had an estimated population of 681,170 as of July 2016. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city’s population to more than one million during the workweek. The Washington metropolitan area, of which the District is the principal city, has a population of over 6 million, the sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country.

Harper’s Magazine
ARTICLE — From the January 1979 issue
Rome on the Potomac
Washington may become America’s first city-state

By Walter Berns

Washington (DC) Times
Rome on the Potomac
By - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 20, 2002
The “hyperpower” is back. After a brief respite brought on by the shock of September 11, European fears of American unilateralism are back with a vengeance. While the Russians and the Chinese seem to have dealt quite well with the shift in U.S. foreign policy that has taken place, Europeans are aghast.

OCLC WorldCat record
THE UNITED STATES - Rome on the Potomac - Like it or not, America today finds itself an imperial power committed to maintaining an empire. The only question is what kind of empire?
Author: Robert W Merry
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : International Economy Publications, Inc., 1987-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: The International economy. 17, no. 3, (2003): 12
Database: ArticleFirst

Google Groups: alt.politics.republicans
Ancient Rome on the Potomac
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9/4/05

Salon
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007 04:14 PM EDT
Rome on the Potomac
Real-life Washington could be just as sinister and treacherous as the HBO series set in the ancient imperial capital.

DAVID TALBOT
The ancient imperial capital conjured in HBO’s recently expired series, Rome, was full of dark intrigue, treachery and gruesomely memorable characters. But it had nothing on Washington, our Rome on the Potomac.

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Liberty in Danger: Abel Danger: Washington, D.C.: "Rome on the Potomac" - Jesuits ... http://ow.ly/2tHFN1
6:29 AM - 12 Dec 2012

Socio-Economics History Blog
May 28, 2013
Is Washington DC the City of 7 Hills, the Endtimes Babylon City?
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The Catholic Encyclopedia: Daniel Carroll
.. Daniel Carroll was named with Thomas Johnson and David Stuart as his associates. The choice of the present site of Washington was advocated by Carroll … The capitol was built on the land transferred to the Government by Carroll. And there is additional interest to Catholics in the fact that, in 1663, this whole section of country belonged to a man named Pope, who called it Rome.
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The Jesuit Bishop John Carroll was probably the richest man in America in the late 1700’s. Carroll allowed funding to construct D.C. (which is nicknamed “Rome on the Potomac”). The owner of the land used to be Francis Pope and his priest was Jesuit Andrew White (White House).
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Washington D.C.’s original name was Rome, Maryland, and a branch of the Potomac River was called Tiber Creek, which was named after the Tiber river in Rome. Like Rome, Washington D.C. has 7 hills, whose names are: Capitol Hill, Meridian Hill, Floral Hills, Forest Hills, Hillbrook, Hillcrest, and Knox Hill.

OCLC WorldCat record
Washington 101 : an introduction to the nation’s capital
Author: Matthew N Green
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : English
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Washington as Symbolic City; Introduction to Part I; 1 Rome on the Potomac:

Ghosts of DC
Washington Was Originally Called Rome?
Tom Feb 11, 2014
(...)
A long time ago, way before the city was in the thoughts of our founding fathers, back in the 17th century, there was a large estate in the area of about 400 acres. This farm occupied the land southeast of Georgetown (then, a part of Maryland). The man who owned the land was fond of Italy and decided to name the estate Rome, in honor of the city. The small body of water bordering it to the south was originally called Goose Creek, but then took the new name, Tiber Creek (i.e., after the The Tiber in Rome). Of course, the story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning that the landowner’s name happened to be Francis Pope.

According to an article I came across in The Washington Post from October 7th, 1883, the land was laid out and acquired by Pope on June 5th, 1663.

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Pope owns DC: Jesuit bishop John Carroll built Washington DC (Rome on the Potomac) on land owned by Francis Pope, who called the area “Rome”
10:08 AM - 25 Jan 2015

OCLC WorldCat record
The devil’s chessboard : Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the rise of America’s secret government
Author: David Talbot
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2016.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Contents:
Rome on the Potomac -

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Notice the architecture? Some people call DC “Rome on The Potomac” The original capital was in NYC.Washington sworn in right at Ground ZeroLori Patriot added,
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