Anacostia (elv)

Anacostia er en elv i USA, som også fører gjennom hovedstaden Washington, D.C. og som munner ut i Potomac River.

Washington Navy Yard med Anacostia rundt 1960.

Den er 13,5 km lang og har sitt utspring i Prince George’s County i Maryland. Langs elven ligger Washington Navy Yard og dessuten det tidligere hovedkvarteret til Naval Criminal Investigative Service.


Opp gjennom historien har navnet vært variert på flere måter:

  • Annacostin River[1]
  • Annacostone River[2]
  • Annakostia River[3]
  • East Branch[4]
  • Eastern Branch[5]
  • Eastern Branch of the Potomac[6]


  1. ^ Kenny, Hamill. The Placenames of Maryland, Their Origin and Meaning. Baltimore: Museum and Library of Maryland History, Maryland Historical Society, 1984. The origin and meaning of the various words and phrases used in Maryland to name the State's most representative villages, towns, cities, mountains, and watercourses. Copious footnotes and an extensive bibliography. Superior treatment of Indian-derived placenames. p28
  2. ^ Bryan, Wilhelmus Bogart. A History of the National Capital from Its Foundation through the Period of the Adoption of the Organic Act. Macmillan Co., 1914. I/53/1663
  3. ^ Dermott/City of Washington map/1797
  4. ^ Cram, George F. Map of Washington. Chicago: Phillips and Hunt, 1891. Page 183 in People's Atlas. Size 9x11.5. Prominent downtown buildings named in separate key. Compiled as part of a railway system atlas. 1891
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. Geographic Names Phase I data compilation (1976-1981). 31-Dec-1981. Primarily from U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000-scale topographic maps (or 1:25K, Puerto Rico 1:20K) and from U.S. Board on Geographic Names files. In some instances, from 1:62,500 scale or 1:250,000 scale maps
  6. ^ J T Dubois map/1892

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