Gateway to Richmond
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —Williamsburg, once the capital of Virginia, declined after the American Revolution. By 1861, although many colonial structures still lined the streets, the Governor's Palace and former capitol building lay in ruins. The College of William and Mary had lost prestige. Roads were unpaved and rutted, while the population and commerce had dwindled.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 350803 N 4124827|
|Decimal Degrees||37.25806667, -76.68245000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 15.484', W 76° 40.947'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 15' 29.04" N, 76° 40' 56.82" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||757, 202|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 425-511 State Rte 637, Williamsburg VA 23185, US|
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