Thursday, July 22, 2010
The Statehouse Foundations
The Statehouse was built about 1663, and burned in 1698. The following year, the capitol was moved up the road to Williamsburg. The Statehouse was never rebuilt, and some of its bricks were used for construction in Williamsburg. Nothing was rebuilt on the foundations. Excavations in the last decade to uncover the foundations have discovered that the Statehouse was built over an unmarked burial ground which probably dates back to the earliest days of the settlement.