What were all the capitals of the US before Washington DC?

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: September 5, 1774 - December 12, 1776; March 4, 1777 - September 18, 1777; July 27, 1778 - June 21, 1783; December 6, 1790 - May 14, 1800
  • Baltimore, Maryland: December 20, 1776 - February 27, 1777
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania: September 27, 1777
  • York, Pennsylvania: September 30, 1777 - June 2, 1778
  • Princeton, New Jersey: June 30, 1783 - November 4, 1783
  • Annapolis, Maryland: November 26, 1783 - August 19, 1784
  • Trenton, New Jersey: November 1, 1784 - December 24, 1784
  • New York, New York: January 11, 1785 - December 5, 1790