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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The College of William and Mary in Virginia

 
 
The College of William and Mary in Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 19, 2009
1. The College of William and Mary in Virginia Marker
Inscription. A charter was granted by King William and Queen Mary in 1693, by fostering “good arts and sciences,” and by educating the youth in “good letters and manners,” the College has maintained its original mission as “a place of universal study.”

The college was transferred to the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1906.

The main structure, now called the Wren Building, erected in 1695, burned in 1705, was rebuilt in 1716 on the original foundation. After several fires and alterations, it was restored in 1928 by Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The General Assembly met in this building 1700 to 1704, and again 1747 to 1754. It is the oldest academic building in continuous use in the United States.

On the left is the Brafferton, erected as an Indian school in 1723. On the right is the Presidentís House, built in 1732; accidentally burned by French soldiers in 1781, it was restored by Louis XVI in 1786.

Gift of the Class of 1956
 
Erected 1956 by W&M Class of 1956.
 
Location. 37° 16.254′ N, 76° 42.453′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Boundary Street and Richmond Road. Click for map. This
The College of William and Mary Wren Building. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 19, 2009
2. The College of William and Mary Wren Building.
marker is located just inside the wall. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Christopher Wren Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian School at the College of William & Mary (about 400 feet away); Alumni of the College of William and Mary (about 400 feet away); Priorities of the College of William and Mary (about 400 feet away); The Christopher Wren Building (about 400 feet away); In Gallia Nati Mortui in Virginia (about 400 feet away); College Camp (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationNotable Buildings
 
The College of William and Mary in Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
3. The College of William and Mary in Virginia Marker
The Brafferton image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2009
4. The Brafferton
The President's House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2009
5. The President's House
Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2009
6. Cannon Marker
Cannon taken from Fort Christanna which was built by Governor Spotswood in Brunswick County, Va., in 1713. Presented by Friends of the College February 19,1901.
Fort Christanna Cannon located in front of the Wren Building. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 12, 2009
7. Fort Christanna Cannon located in front of the Wren Building.
The College of William and Mary in Virginia Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
8. The College of William and Mary in Virginia Building
The College of William and Mary Buidling wall image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
9. The College of William and Mary Buidling wall
These are bullet holes from the Revolutionary War and are located on the front to the right of the main entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   8, 9. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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