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History of Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

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Williamsburg, Virginia, USA

Williamsburg, Virginia

The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg is the second oldest in the United States, it was founded in 1693.

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  • 1632 - Williamsburg founded

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  • 1693 - February 6 - Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va

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  • 1736 - First Newspaper in Virginia
    The first [newspaper] in Virginia was "The Virginia Gazette," printed at Williamsburg in 1736.

    colonialwarsct.org/ 1755.htm

  • 1747 - Williamsburg capital destroyed by fire


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  • 1779 - Capital moved from Williamsburg to Richmond


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  • 1854 - Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, a city, capital of James City county, Virginia, CO miles E. from Richmond, and 08 miles N. W. from Norfolk. It is situated on a level...Read MORE...


  • 1862 - May 5 - Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, VA

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  • 1895 - Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, a post-town, capital of James City co., Va., is situated on a plain, about 50 miles E.S.E. of Richmond, and 3 miles N. of James River....Read MORE...


  • 1900 - Williamsburg - The Ancient Capital by Lyon G. Tyler
    WILLIAMSBURG is situated on the famous Peninsula of Virginia, between the James and York rivers. On this Peninsula have occurred some of the most...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Williamsburg, an independent city, capital of James City co., Va., on a peninsula between the James and York rivers, 48 miles SE. of Richmond, and on ...Read MORE...


  • News 1926 - November 27 - Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins

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    November 27, 1926

  • Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
    Bruton Parish Church, Oldest Episcopal Church in Constant Use in America, Williamsburg, Va.
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  • Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
    George Wythe House
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  • Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
    Governor's Palace
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  • 1957 - October 16 - Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia

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Bruton Parish Church, Oldest Episcopal Church in Constant Use in America, Williamsburg, Va.
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George Wythe House
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Governor's Palace
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  • 1632 - Williamsburg founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1693 - February 6 - Royal charter granted College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va

    historyorb.com
  • 1736 - First Newspaper in Virginia
    The first [newspaper] in Virginia was "The Virginia Gazette," printed at Williamsburg in 1736.

    colonialwarsct.org/ 1755.htm
  • 1747 - Williamsburg capital destroyed by fire


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1779 - Capital moved from Williamsburg to Richmond


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vatimeln.htm
  • 1854 - Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, a city, capital of James City county, Virginia, CO miles E. from Richmond, and 08 miles N. W. from Norfolk. It is situated on a level... Read MORE...

  • 1862 - May 5 - Peninsular Campaign-Battle of Williamsburg, VA

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, a post-town, capital of James City co., Va., is situated on a plain, about 50 miles E.S.E. of Richmond, and 3 miles N. of James River.... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - Williamsburg - The Ancient Capital by Lyon G. Tyler
    WILLIAMSBURG is situated on the famous Peninsula of Virginia, between the James and York rivers. On this Peninsula have occurred some of the most... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Williamsburg, an independent city, capital of James City co., Va., on a peninsula between the James and York rivers, 48 miles SE. of Richmond, and on ... Read MORE...

  • News  1926 - November 27 - Restoration of Williamsburg, Virginia, begins

    historyorb.com
    November 27, 1926
  • 1957 - October 16 - Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip visits Williamsburg Virginia

    historyorb.com

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