Williamsburg, Virginia

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Williamsburg, VA

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History: The area had been inhabited by the Powhatan Indians for hundreds of years before it saw it's first English settlement in 1632 as a plantation. The town of Williamsburg was established in 1699 when the capital of Virginia was moved from Jamestown (1699-1779) to Richmond. The College of William and Mary was established in 1693; the General Assembly met there until the Bruton Parish Church was constructed in 1705 as the first Capital (it was destroyed by fire in 1747). The Governor´s Palace, still in existence, was also built in 1705. In 1776 Virginia adopted its first constitution and declared independence. After the capital was moved to Richmond in 1779, the city declined. In 1926, a large-scale restoration project began, financed by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Williamsburg retained its colonial appearance with green formal gardens and many craft and trade shops. In 1932, the Raleigh Tavern was the first colonial style business opened to the public.

Virginia's Number One attraction, Colonial Williamsburg is the largest living history museum, a major vacation destination in Hampton Roads. Open every day of the year, it features 88 original buildings (over 500 restored and reconstructed buildings) on 301 acres and everyone in the town dresses in period clothing. The time is just before the American Revolution. Attractions include churches, blacksmiths, flowering and vegetable gardens, theatres, meeting houses, plantations, taverns, quaint shops and dining establishments.(Taken from HelloWilliamsburg.com)

Williamsburg, VA Climate: Williamsburg's mild four season climate means outdoor activities can be enjoyed year round. The weather in Williamsburg is temperate and seasonal. Summers are hot and humid, averaging in the mid to upper 80's, with cool evenings.  Winters are cool, averaging in the upper 40's to mid 50's. January is the coolest month with July being the warmest and wettest.

Williamsburg, VA Local Attractions:
Colonial Williamsburg   
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Art Museum
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum
Bassett Hall (home of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.)
The Governor's Palace
Raleigh Tavern
Bruten Parish Church
Geddy House and Foundry 
Jamestown Settlement
Yorktown Victory Center
Busch Gardens Amusement Park
Water Country USA
Lee Hall Village
Williamsburg Pottery
William & Mary College
Go-Kart Plus
Prime Outlet Mall
Golf 
Yankee Candle 

Williamsburg, VA 2010 Census Information:
Population: 14,068
Total Households: 4,578
Family Households: 2,252
Median Family Income: $48,616
Median Age: 24

2015 On-time High School Graduation Rate: 91.1%



Parks and Recreation
Fords Colony Golf Wiliamsburg:
www.fordscolony.com
Fords Colony Golf Wiliamsburg:
www.hampton.va.us/parks/
James City County and Williamsburg Parks:
www.james-city.va.us/recreation/index.html
James City County and Williamsburg Parks:
www.nngolfclub.com
Newport News Parks:
www.nnparks.com
Newport News Parks:
www.hriceplex.com
Williamsburg National Golf Club:
www.wngc.com
Williamsburg National Golf Club:
www.yorkcounty.gov/parksandrec
Tourism and Shopping
Weather:
www.weather.com
Weather:
www.visitwilliamsburg.com
Hampton:
www.hamptoncvb.com/go/visitors
Hampton:
www.newport-news.org
Yorktown:
www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism
Yorktown:
www.coliseumcentral.com
MacArthur Center:
www.shopmacarthur.com
MacArthur Center:
www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com
Williamsburg Outlet Mall:
www.williamsburgoutletmall.com
 
Information
American Home Mortgage Corp:
www.americanhm.com
American Home Mortgage Corp:
www.amerispec.com
Cavalier Telephone:
www.cavtel.com
Cavalier Telephone:
www.colonialext.com
Cox Cable:
www.cox.com/hr
Cox Cable:
www.dmv.state.va.us
Direct TV:
www.directv.com
Direct TV:
www.dom.com
Hampton Roads traffic report:
www.hamptonroads.com/traffic
Hampton Roads traffic report:
www.jbwk.com
Peninsula Settlement Services:
www.peninsulasettlement.com
Peninsula Settlement Services:
www.pods.com
The Moving Coach:
www.movingcoach.com
The Moving Coach:
www22.verizon.com
Virginia Natural Gas:
www.virginianaturalgas.com
Virginia Natural Gas:
www.newport-news.va.us/wwdept
Wells Fargo Mortgage:
www.wellsfargo.com
 
Schools and Colleges
Gloucester Public Schools:
gets.gc.k12.va.us
Gloucester Public Schools:
www.hampton.k12.va.us
Hampton Roads Private Schools:
www.vpcc.org/membership/Schools_-_Private.html
Hampton Roads Private Schools:
www.nnschools.org
Poquoson Public Schools:
www.sbo.poquoson.k12.va.us
Poquoson Public Schools:
www.wjcc.k12.va.us
York County Schools:
www.yorkcountyschools.org
York County Schools:
www.cnu.edu
College of William and Mary:
www.wm.edu
College of William and Mary:
www.hamptonu.edu
Old Dominion University:
www.odu.edu
Old Dominion University:
www.tncc.edu
Military
Fort Eustis:
www.eustis.army.mil
Fort Eustis:
www.monroe.army.mil
Langley Air Force Base:
www.langley.af.mil
Langley Air Force Base:
www.navstanorva.navy.mil
U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Training Center:
www.uscg.mil/hq/rtc/index.shtm
 
Arts and History
Ferguson Center for the Fine Arts:
fergusoncenter.cnu.edu/directions.html
Ferguson Center for the Fine Arts:
pfac-va.org
The Mariners' Museum:
www.mariner.org
The Mariners' Museum:
www.thevlm.org
Virginia Air and Space Center:
www.vasc.org
 
Hospitals
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters:
www.chkd.com
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters:
remax.com/inside_remax/corporate_information/community_involvement/childrens_miracle_network
News and Media
Daily Press:
www.dailypress.com
Daily Press:
www.pilotonline.com
Lynn Grimsley
Lynn Grimsley
Broker Associate