Southwest is the southwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C., the capital of the , and is located south of the and west of South Capitol Street.

Landmarks in the Area

Golf course
East Potomac Park Golf Course is a golf course located in East Potomac Park in , in the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Titanic Memorial is a granite statue in southwest , that honors the men who gave their lives so that women and children might be saved during the disaster. Photo: AgnosticPreachersKid, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Military facility
Fort Lesley J. McNair is a United States Army post located on the tip of Greenleaf Point, the peninsula that lies at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. Photo: Tim Evanson, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

Capitol Hill, in addition to being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., stretching easterly in front of the along wide avenues. is situated 1½ miles northeast of Southwest. Photo: Smallbones, CC0.

"NoMa" is a moniker for the area North of Massachusetts Avenue located north and east of Union Station in , . is situated 2½ miles northeast of Southwest. Photo: AgnosticPreachersKid, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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