Some Williamsburg VA homes for sale are in the area that was known as Middle Plantation in the 1600s. The town itself remained divided between two counties – James City and York – with the line separating the counties running down the center of DoG (Duke of Gloucester) Street. In the early 1720s, Williamsburg was granted a royal charter as a city. In fact, it's believed that Williamsburg is the oldest charter in the entire United States.
If you're thinking of purchasing Williamsburg VA homes for sale realize that you might be owning property near important events in American history. And although the colonists had founded the area for some time, it wasn't until the 1700s that Williamsburg began to grow. In 1710, Lt. Gov. Alexander Spotswood arrived and assisted in creating streets, college buildings, a church and an armory. During the next hundred years, the population increased, and in 1770 the first psychiatric hospital in the United States was founded here. Of course, one of the most notable events from the 1700s was the Declaration of Independence from Britain and the American Revolution that followed in 1776. Fearing Williamsburg was too vulnerable to British attack, then-governor Thomas Jefferson moved the state capital to Richmond. However, Williamsburg was still important to the war effort because of its location.
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