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These were, of course, Jamestown, where the colony started, Williamsburg, and Yorktown , where independence from Great Britain was won. The changes resulted in the two areas having Virginia's cities with the largest land areas and the most farming, even over 30 years after the consolidations in some instances. Take a Museum backpack to explore the plant and animal life, enjoy a picnic, or climb on wooden playships. After the capital of Virginia moved to Richmond in for greater security during the American Revolutionary War, Williamsburg became much less busy. Within only 15 years, a rural farm community in Warwick County turned into the new independent city of Newport News, Virginia by as new coal piers brought ships to what would become the world's largest shipyard, Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. Hotels, houses, schools and businesses sprung up there, and at many points along the new rail line in Warwick, York and James City counties. All that changed dramatically beginning in The Coliseum, an architectural jewel, is placed in a setting of 75 acres of landscaped parkland and a 14 acre fresh water lake. The first continuously occupied settlement was at Kecoughtan in Elizabeth City County what is now the City of Hampton. Joining the seven major cities of Hampton Roads was the comparatively tiny City of Poquoson , which had formerly been an incorporated town in York County.

Jamestown Settlement - The story of the people who founded Jamestown and of the Virginia Indians they encountered is told through film, gallery exhibits and living history. The Coliseum, an architectural jewel, is placed in a setting of 75 acres of landscaped parkland and a 14 acre fresh water lake.

At the outset of the Peninsula Campaign, the Battle of Hampton Roads between the first ironclad warships took place near the mouth of the James River off the eastern tip of Warwick County. All that changed dramatically beginning in Joining the seven major cities of Hampton Roads was the comparatively tiny City of Poquosonwhich had formerly been an incorporated town in York County.

They established small Spanish outposts along the eastern coast into present-day Georgia and the Carolinas.

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After the capital of Virginia moved to Richmond in for greater security during the American Revolutionary War, Williamsburg became much less busy. Long a dream of Virginians, and later sponsored by both Virginia and West Virginia, the new railroad opened paths to ship products west, as well as offering an economically viable method of shipping the rich bituminous coal of the region to fuel the Industrial Revolution.

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