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

The Capitol

 
 
The Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
1. The Capitol Marker
Inscription. The historic site was the seat of Virginia's colonial government for 75 years. Here in May, 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act and on May 15, 1776, a Virginia Convention unanimously proposed that the Continental Congress "declare the United Colonies free and independent states." On June 12, 1776, a Virginia Convention approved George Mason's Declaration of Rights and on June 29 adopted the first constitution for the new Commonwealth of Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 16.292′ N, 76° 41.609′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on East Duke of Glouscester Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. On the corner of East Duke of Glouscester and Blair Street. 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. The Old Capitol (a few steps from this marker); The Secretary's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Charlton's Coffeehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Public Gaol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pasteur & Galt Apothecary Shop (about 500 feet away); Presbyterian Meetinghouse
The Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
2. The Capitol Marker
(about 500 feet away); The Raleigh Tavern (about 600 feet away); Wetherburn's Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
The Capitol's back courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
3. The Capitol's back courtyard
The Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
4. The Capitol Marker
The Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
5. The Capitol Marker
The Capitol's front courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
6. The Capitol's front courtyard
The Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
7. The Capitol Marker
 
 
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