Maine Historical

Maine Historical (HM1ULJ)

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

N 37° 13.552', W 76° 46.988'

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Quadricentennial Plaza

—Jamestown Settlement —


John Cabot probably explored Maine for the English in 1498, and in 1607 a temporary English colony was established on the Kennebec River. In 1622 Sir Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason received a land grant in the area. After a division of the land in 1629, Gorges received the area that became the province of Maine. He received a royal charter in 1639. In 1677 Massachusetts gained control of Maine. They were separated in 1819, and statehood was granted in 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise.

1000-Explored by Norsemen 1620s-Permanently settled by the English 1829-Admitted to the Union as the 23rd state.
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Date Added Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341807 N 4121418
Decimal Degrees37.22586667, -76.78313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.552', W 76° 46.988'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 33.12" N, 76° 46' 59.28" 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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