U.S. Capitals Before Washington, D.C.
Sure, Washington, D.C., has served as America's capital for more than 200 years. Still, city isn't part of our country's birth story. In fact, it didn't even exist at the time of the Revolution and didn't become the official capital until 1800. That means other locations served as America's capital. According to the United States Senate, eight cities served as the home of the federal government before Washington, D.C., came on the scene.