1A city in southeastern Virginia, between the James and York rivers; population 12,481 (est. 2008). It was the state capital of Virginia from 1699, when it was named in honor of William III, until 1799, when Richmond became the capital. A large part of the town has been restored and reconstructed so that it appears as it was during the colonial era.
Definition of Williamsburg in:
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