Truxton Circle
Truxton Circle is a neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C., bordered by New Jersey Avenue to the west, Florida Avenue to the north, New York Avenue to the South, and North Capitol Street to the East. Politically, it is partially in Ward 5.
The land which became Eckington was the country home of Joseph Gales, Jr., owner of the National Intelligencer newspaper and Mayor of Washington from 1827 to 1830.
Despite being located just outside the original boundary of the City of Washington as designed by Maj. Pierre L’Enfant in 1792, the area referred to today as the Bloomingdale neighborhood had its residential development origins over a century later.