Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  District of Columbia Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
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DatasetTitle District of Columbia Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
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Title District of Columbia Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Long, John H. District of Columbia Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Long, John H., historical compiler
Subject District of Columbia Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in District of Columbia from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 7 polygons, 0.048 MB
Source Statutes at Large of the United States and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -77.527341
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -76.669692
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 39.354290
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 38.539159
Coverage.t.early 1791-03-30
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName District of Columbia
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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