Donald Draper wrote:
Hmm I never really thought about it but I wonder what the reason for this is? I know originally the Congress of the United States met in Philadelphia and New York before Washington DC was created. Did locating the Capitol separate from a major popular center cause of presidence?
I don't know if there's any thing thing we can point to, there's probably a couple different reasons. Geographic convenience perhaps (probably the case for Harrisburg, PA) would be a major one, or one of the historically largest cities that ended up being eclipsed by another?