Sir William Berkeley

Sir William Berkeley (HMFMP)

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

N 37° 15.18', W 76° 48.025'

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Oxford-educated, Sir William Berkeley (1605-1677) was governor of Virginia from 1641 to 1652 and from 1660 to 1677, holding office longer than any other governor of Virginia, colonial or modern. Under his leadership, Virginia changed from a colonial outpost to a center of agriculture and commerce. His creation of the bicameral General Assembly helped establish the origins of American political self-rule. Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 threatened Berkeley's legacy. After Bacon suddenly died on Oct. 26, Berkeley regained his authority as governor and ended the rebellion by January 1677. The site of Berkeley's Green Spring House is north of here.
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HM NumberHMFMP
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Marker NumberV 42-a
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 340331 N 4124457
Decimal Degrees37.25300000, -76.80041667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.18', W 76° 48.025'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 10.80" N, 76° 48' 1.50" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401 Greensprings Rd, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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