Williamsburg, Virginia

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Williamsburg is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia.wikipedia
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James City County, Virginia

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It is bordered by James City County and York County.
Although politically separate from the county, the county seat is the adjacent independent city of Williamsburg.

Middle Plantation (Virginia)

Middle Plantation
Williamsburg was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation, a fortified settlement on high ground between the James and York rivers.
Middle Plantation in the Virginia Colony was the unincorporated town established in 1632 that became Williamsburg in 1699.

Hampton Roads

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Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is in the northern part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.
Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach cover the Southside of Hampton Roads while Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg reside on the Peninsula.

Jamestown, Virginia

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Prior to the arrival of the English colonists at Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia in 1607, the area which became Williamsburg was within the territory of the Powhatan Confederacy.
It was located on the northeast bank of the James (Powhatan) River about 4 km southwest of the center of modern Williamsburg.

York County, Virginia

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It is bordered by James City County and York County.
It shares land borders with the independent cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, and Poquoson, as well as James City County, and shares a border along the York River with Gloucester County.

Colony of Virginia

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Prior to the arrival of the English colonists at Jamestown in the Colony of Virginia in 1607, the area which became Williamsburg was within the territory of the Powhatan Confederacy. The city served as the capital of the Colony and Commonwealth of Virginia from 1699 to 1780 and was the center of political events in Virginia leading to the American Revolution.
Jamestown on the James River remained the capital of the Virginia colony until 1699; from 1699 until its dissolution the capital was in Williamsburg.

College of William & Mary

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The College of William & Mary, established in 1693, is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the only one of the nine colonial colleges located in the South; its alumni include three U.S. Presidents as well as many other important figures in the nation's early history.
The College of William & Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M, and officially The College of William and Mary in Virginia) is a public research university in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Bruton Parish Church

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His design utilized the extant sites of the College and the almost-new brick Bruton Parish Church as focal points, and placed the new Capitol building opposite the College, with Duke of Gloucester Street connecting them.
Bruton Parish Church is located in the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States.

Colonial Williamsburg

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His design utilized the extant sites of the College and the almost-new brick Bruton Parish Church as focal points, and placed the new Capitol building opposite the College, with Duke of Gloucester Street connecting them. The city's tourism-based economy is driven by Colonial Williamsburg, the restored Historic Area of the city. Remains of this canal are visible at the rear of the grounds behind the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg.
Colonial Williamsburg is a living-history museum and private foundation presenting part of an historic district in the city of Williamsburg, Virginia, United States.

James Blair (clergyman)

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They commissioned Reverend James Blair, who spent several years in England lobbying, and finally obtained a royal charter for the desired new school.
He was also a missionary and an educator, best known as the founder of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, US.

Wren Building

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Classes began in temporary quarters in 1694, and the College Building, a precursor to the Wren Building, was soon under construction.
The Wren Building is the signature building of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

Yorktown, Virginia

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Along with nearby Jamestown and Yorktown, Williamsburg forms part of the Historic Triangle, which attracts more than four million tourists each year.
Today, Yorktown is one of three sites of the Historic Triangle, which also includes Jamestown and Williamsburg as important colonial-era settlements.

Virginia

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Williamsburg is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia.
Middle Plantation saw the founding of The College of William & Mary in 1693 and was renamed Williamsburg as it became the colonial capital in 1699.

Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Virginia)

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Remains of this canal are visible at the rear of the grounds behind the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg.
The Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia was the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia.

Historic Triangle

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Along with nearby Jamestown and Yorktown, Williamsburg forms part of the Historic Triangle, which attracts more than four million tourists each year.
They feature many restored attractions and are linked by the Colonial Parkway in James City and York counties, and the City of Williamsburg.

Richmond, Virginia

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During the War, the capital of Virginia was moved again, in 1780, this time to Richmond at the urging of then-Governor Thomas Jefferson, who feared Williamsburg's location made it vulnerable to a British attack.
Richmond is at the fall line of the James River, 44 mi west of Williamsburg, 66 mi east of Charlottesville, 91 mi east of Lynchburg and 92 mi south of Washington, D.C. Surrounded by Henrico and Chesterfield counties, the city is at the intersections of Interstate 95 and Interstate 64 and encircled by Interstate 295, Virginia State Route 150 and Virginia State Route 288.

Virginia Peninsula

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Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is in the northern part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.
After declaring independence from Great Britain, Virginia's first state capital was Williamsburg.

Eastern State Hospital (Virginia)

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Known in modern times as Eastern State Hospital, it was established by Act of the Virginia colonial legislature on June 4, 1770.
Eastern State Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Patrick Henry

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Virginia militia led by Patrick Henry responded to the 'theft' and marched on Williamsburg.
He gained further popularity among the people of Virginia, both through his oratory at the convention and by marching troops towards the colonial capital of Williamsburg after the Gunpowder Incident until the munitions seized by the royal government were paid for.

College Creek

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In 1771, Lord Dunmore, who would turn out to be Virginia's last Royal Governor, announced plans to connect Archer's Creek, which leads to the James River with Queen's Creek, leading to the York River.
From a point of origin near the independent city of Williamsburg, it is a tributary of the James River.

Fort Magruder

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This was a series of 14 redoubts east of town, with earthen Fort Magruder (also known as Redoubt # 6) at the crucial junction of the two major roads leading to Williamsburg from the east.
Fort Magruder was a 30 ft high earthen fortification straddling the road between Yorktown and Williamsburg, Virginia, just outside the latter city (and former Virginia state capital) during the American Civil War.

Thomas Jefferson

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During the War, the capital of Virginia was moved again, in 1780, this time to Richmond at the urging of then-Governor Thomas Jefferson, who feared Williamsburg's location made it vulnerable to a British attack.
Jefferson entered the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, at age 16 and studied mathematics, metaphysics, and philosophy under Professor William Small.

Battle of Williamsburg

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At the Battle of Williamsburg on May 5, 1862, the defenders succeeded in delaying the Union forces long enough for the retreating Confederates to reach the outer defenses of Richmond.
The Battle of Williamsburg, also known as the Battle of Fort Magruder, took place on May 5, 1862, in York County, James City County, and Williamsburg, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War.

Gunpowder Incident

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The Gunpowder Incident began in April 1775 as a dispute between Governor Dunmore and Virginia colonists over gunpowder stored in the Williamsburg magazine.
On April 20, 1775, one day after the Battles of Lexington and Concord (and well before news of those events reached Virginia), Lord Dunmore ordered the removal of the gunpowder from the magazine in Williamsburg, Virginia to a Royal Navy ship.

Peninsula Extension

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About 20 years later, in 1881, Collis P. Huntington's Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad (C&O) built its Peninsula Extension through the area, eventually establishing six stations in Williamsburg and the surrounding area.
Despite the changes, in the early 21st century, the rails of the Peninsula Subdivision continue to form an important link for Amtrak service from Williamsburg and Newport News, and bring the circus to town each year.