The Old Capitol

The Old Capitol (HM14LZ)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.294', W 76° 41.599'

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Here Patrick Henry first kindled the flames of revolution by his resolutions and speech against the Stamp Act May 29-30, 1765.

Here, March 12, 1773, Dabney Carr offered and the convention of Virginia unanimously adopted the resolutions to appoint a committee to correspond with similar committees in the other colonies: the first step taken towards the union of the states.

Here, May 15, 1776, the convention of Virginia through resolutions, drafted by Edmund Pendleton, offered by Thomas Nelson, Jr. advocated by Patrick Henry, unanimously called on congress to declare the colonies free and independent states.

Here, June 12, 1776, was adopted by the convention the immortal work of George Mason, The Declaration of Rights; and on June 29, 1776. The first written Constitution of a free and independent state ever framed.
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HM NumberHM14LZ
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Placed ByMembers of the House of Burgesses
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Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 9:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349866 N 4126342
Decimal Degrees37.27156667, -76.69331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.294', W 76° 41.599'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 17.64" N, 76° 41' 35.94" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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