College Camp

College Camp (HMBX5)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23186
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.25', W 76° 42.611'

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1775-1781

On this site in September 1775 Colonel Patrick Henry established camp grounds for Virginia troops who were to rendezvous and train at Williamsburg. Several Virginia regiments left here in 1776 and 1777 to join General George Washington's army in the north. In 1777 students formed a college company with the President, Rev. James Madison, as captain. Troops camped here before the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.

Presented by the Society of Alumni - 1976
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HM NumberHMBX5
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Year Placed1976
Placed ByW&M Society of Alumni
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 348369 N 4126288
Decimal Degrees37.27083333, -76.71018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.25', W 76° 42.611'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 15.00" N, 76° 42' 36.66" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 350 James Blair Dr, Williamsburg VA 23186, US
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