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The Governor's Palace & Gardens

 
 
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Photographed By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
1. The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker
Inscription.  The Governor's Palace was the home of five Royal Lieutenant-Governors, two Royal Governors, and the first two Governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. An act by Virginia's General Assembly in 1706 authorized the construction of a residence in Williamsburg for the Governor. The Palace, completed in 1722, was destroyed by a fire in 1781 while it was being used as a hospital for Americans wounded at the battle of Yorktown. The Palace was resconstructed on the original foundations and is furnished to represent the home of the last British Royal Governor of Virginia, John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore, and his family.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
 
Location. 37° 16.427′ N, 76° 42.123′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Scotland Street and Palace Green Street, on the right when traveling east on Scotland Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Carter House (within shouting distance of this marker); Shop of Kenneth McKenzie (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Theatre (about 400 feet away); Elkanah Deane (about 400 feet away); Gowan Pamphlet (about 600 feet away); Virginia Road Wagon (about 600 feet away); Mattey Free School (about 600 feet away); George Wythe House and Gardens (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
2. The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker
The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
3. The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker
The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
4. The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker
The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
5. The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker
The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, July 8, 2012
6. The Governor's Palace & Gardens Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 12, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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