The Governor's Palace & Gardens

The Governor's Palace & Gardens (HM14X5)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 16.427', W 76° 42.123'

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The Governor's Palace was the home of five Royal Lieutenant-Governors, two Royal Governors, and the first two Governors of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson. An act by Virginia's General Assembly in 1706 authorized the construction of a residence in Williamsburg for the Governor. The Palace, completed in 1722, was destroyed by a fire in 1781 while it was being used as a hospital for Americans wounded at the battle of Yorktown. The Palace was resconstructed on the original foundations and is furnished to represent the home of the last British Royal Governor of Virginia, John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore, and his family.
HM NumberHM14X5
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 349097 N 4126602
Decimal Degrees37.27378333, -76.70205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.427', W 76° 42.123'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 25.62" N, 76° 42' 7.38" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 287-299 Palace Green St, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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