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What was the colonial capital of Virginia?


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September 15, 2008 1:23AM

Williamsburg The first capitol was Jamestown in 1619-1704. Williamsburg became the capitol in 1705. Finally in 1788 Richmond was declared the capitol and it still is.

1616-1699 - Jamestown

1699-1776 - Williamsburg Williamsburg remained the State Capital until 1780 when Governor Thomas Jefferson moved the government to Richmond which was far less vulnerable to a British Naval Attack.