Massachusetts Historical

Massachusetts Historical (HM1UFD)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185 James City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.571', W 76° 46.967'

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Quadricentennial Plaza

—Jamestown Settlement —

One of the thirteen original colonies


A group of zealous Puritans known as the Separatists or "Pilgrims" left England and established a colony at Plymouth in New England in 1620. In 1626, a Puritan settlement was started at Salem, and by 1630 the Massachusetts Bay Colony was established. John Winthrop was elected governor and Boston was founded in 1630, becoming the capital. In 1643 the Bay Colony formed the New England Confederation with Plymouth, Connecticut and New Haven colonies for defense, which proved effective during King Philip's War, 1675-6. In 1691, under King William and Queen Mary, the Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, and Maine colonies were united and granted a new charter.

1602-Explored by Bartholemew Gosnold for England 1620-Permanently settled by the English 1788-Admitted to the Union as the 6th state.
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Date Added Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341839 N 4121452
Decimal Degrees37.22618333, -76.78278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.571', W 76° 46.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 34.26" N, 76° 46' 58.02" 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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