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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sir William Berkeley

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
1. Sir William Berkeley Marker
Inscription. Oxford-educated, Sir William Berkeley (1605-1677) was governor of Virginia from 1641 to 1652 and from 1660 to 1677, holding office longer than any other governor of Virginia, colonial or modern. Under his leadership, Virginia changed from a colonial outpost to a center of agriculture and commerce. His creation of the bicameral General Assembly helped establish the origins of American political self-rule. Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 threatened Berkeley's legacy. After Bacon suddenly died on Oct. 26, Berkeley regained his authority as governor and ended the rebellion by January 1677. The site of Berkeley's Green Spring House is north of here.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 42-a.)
 
Location. 37° 15.18′ N, 76° 48.025′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is at the intersection of Greensprings Road (Virginia Route 614) and John Tyler Highway (Virginia Route 5), on the right when traveling south on Greensprings Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon's Rebellion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Governor's Land
Greensprings Rd & John Tyler Hwy (facing north). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
2. Greensprings Rd & John Tyler Hwy (facing north).
(approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Governorís Land (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle Of Green Spring (approx. 1.5 miles away); Green Spring Road (approx. 1.5 miles away); Church on the Main (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle of Green Spring (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle of Green Spring Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sir William Berkeley. Virtual Jamestown Interpretive Essays (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for William Berkeley. (Submitted on October 25, 2009, by Jeff Conner of Norfolk, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Sir William Berkeley image. Click for full size.
By Sir Peter Lely
3. Sir William Berkeley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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