North Carolina Historical

North Carolina Historical (HM1UIL)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185 James City County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.564', W 76° 46.975'

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Quadricentennial Plaza

—Jamestown Settlement —

One of the thirteen original colonies


Queen Elizabeth I of England granted Sir Walter Raleigh the right to establish a colony in 1584. Two settlements at Roanoke Island (1585, 1587) were unsuccessful, the second now known as the "lost colony." By 1650, a few colonists from Virginia had settled in the Albermarle Sound region. In 1663, the Carolinas became a proprietary colony with grants given to eight proprietors by King Charles II. After 1691 the province of Albemarle was called North Carolina. North Carolina became a royal colony in 1729. In 1776 the colonial legislature passed the Halifax Resolves, the first official action calling for independence.

1524-Explored by Giovanni da Verrazano for France 1650s-Permanently settled by the English 1789-Admitted to the Union as the 12th state.
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Date Added Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 9:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341827 N 4121440
Decimal Degrees37.22606667, -76.78291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.564', W 76° 46.975'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 33.84" N, 76° 46' 58.5" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2206 Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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