Maryland Historical

Maryland Historical (HM1UFC)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185 James City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.57', W 76° 46.969'

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Quadricentennial Plaza

—Jamestown Settlement —

One of the thirteen original colonies


In 1632, King Charles I of England granted land to George Calvert, Lord Baltimore. At Calvert's death, his son succeeded to the title and organized a colonial expedition. Settlers arrived in Maryland in 1634 and started a settlement at Saint Mary's. The colony was founded on the principle of religious toleration, allowing Catholics and Protestants alike to escape persecution in England, but eventually Puritans took control. Boundary disputes with Virginia continued for several centuries. In 1688 Maryland became a royal colony with the Church of England as the official religion.

1608-Explored by Captain John Smith for England 1634-Permanently settled by the English 1788-Admitted to the Union as the 7th state.
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Date Added Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341836 N 4121451
Decimal Degrees37.22616667, -76.78281667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.57', W 76° 46.969'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 34.2" N, 76° 46' 58.14" 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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