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Williamsburg is an independent city (meaning that it is not under the administrative control of any county) in the Virginia Tidewater.

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  1. The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg is the second oldest in the United States, it was founded in 1693.
  2. The first theater in America was built at Williamsburg in 1716
  3. Williamsburg was named after King William III of England.
  4. Accepting its first patient in 1773, Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Mindsin Willamsburg, became the first North American hospital dedicated solely to the treatment of the mentally ill.
  5. During a landmark visit in 1934, Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Williamsburg's main thoroughfare, the Duke of Gloucester Street, "the most historic avenue in America."

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