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Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
W. It is bounded on the north and west by Kentucky and West Virginia, on the north and east by Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the south by North Carolina and Tennessee. It30 Governor Potts superseded as governor by Sir John Harvey......March, 1630 Trouble with Maryland as to land titles......1632-44 Virginia divided into eight counties or shires, viz., Elizabeant, sent to England by Governor Harvey to answer for attempting to establish his claim against Maryland......1635 Governor Harvey deposed by the Virginia Assembly, and commissioners appointed to iare attacked in their fort, near the present site of Washington, by 1,000 men from Virginia and Maryland, under Col. John Washington, great-grandfather of George Washington......1675 Six Indian chi Maj.-Gen. John Pope appointed to the Army of Virginia......June 26, 1862 Lee advances into Maryland; Stonewall Jackson crosses the Potomac at White's Ford, near Leesburg......Sept. 5, 1862 Sto
lest any settlement on the south side of the Ohio......June 13, 1752 Governor Dinwiddie sends Washington (then twenty-one years old) as a commissioner to investigate the proceedings of the French on the Ohio; Washington leaves Williamsburg with a few attendants......Oct. 30, 1753 Christopher Gist meets Washington at Cumberland and accompanies him......Nov. 14, 1753 They arrive at Logstown......Nov. 24, 1753 They reach Fort Le Boeuf on French Creek, Pa., about 15 miles south of Lake Erie......Dec. 11, 1753 Deliver Governor Dinwiddie's letter to St. Pierre, commandant at Le Boeuf, receive a written reply, and return......Dec. 16, 1753 Reach Williamsburg in eleven weeks, after a journey of 1,500 miles through an almost trackless wilderness......Jan. 16, 1754 [The answer of the French was evasive and unsatisfactory.] Assembly vote £ 10,000 for an expedition to protect the Ohio Company in settling the territory on the Ohio and building fortifications......February,
French Creek (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
rthwest from Pittsburg, agree not to molest any settlement on the south side of the Ohio......June 13, 1752 Governor Dinwiddie sends Washington (then twenty-one years old) as a commissioner to investigate the proceedings of the French on the Ohio; Washington leaves Williamsburg with a few attendants......Oct. 30, 1753 Christopher Gist meets Washington at Cumberland and accompanies him......Nov. 14, 1753 They arrive at Logstown......Nov. 24, 1753 They reach Fort Le Boeuf on French Creek, Pa., about 15 miles south of Lake Erie......Dec. 11, 1753 Deliver Governor Dinwiddie's letter to St. Pierre, commandant at Le Boeuf, receive a written reply, and return......Dec. 16, 1753 Reach Williamsburg in eleven weeks, after a journey of 1,500 miles through an almost trackless wilderness......Jan. 16, 1754 [The answer of the French was evasive and unsatisfactory.] Assembly vote £ 10,000 for an expedition to protect the Ohio Company in settling the territory on the Ohio an
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
s bounded on the north and west by Kentucky and West Virginia, on the north and east by Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the south by North Carolina and Tennessee. It is 425 miles in length east and west and 205 miles in breadth north and south. Area, 40,125 square miles in 100 counties. Population in 1Governor Spotswood succeeded by Hugh Drysdale......1722 Governor Drysdale succeeded by William Gooch......1727 Boundary established between Virginia and North Carolina......1728 Alexander Spotswood appointed deputy postmaster-general of the colony, and through him Benjamin Franklin is appointed postmaster of Pennsylvanian agricultural experiment station at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg; one appointing a commission to fix the boundary-line with North Carolina, and a local option act passed by legislature, which adjourns......March 5, 1886 Legislature convenes in extra session, March 16, 1887; among other acts pa
Palmyra, N. Y. (New York, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
teen killed, twenty-seven wounded......Sept. 20, 1893 Jubal A. Early, Confederate general, dies at Lynchburg......March 2, 1894 Monument at Fredericksburg, erected to the memory of the mother of Washington, unveiled......May 10, 1894 University of Virginia partly destroyed by fire......Oct. 27, 1895 Confederate States' Museum at Richmond dedicated......Feb. 22, 1896 Monument to Confederate dead unveiled at Charlottesville......June 7, 1897 Winnie Davis, the Daughter of the Confederacy, dies at Narraganset Pier......Sept. 18, 1898 The Dismal Swamp opened......Oct. 14, 1899 Memorial to Winnie Davis, the Daughter of the Confederacy, unveiled at Richmond, Va.......Nov. 8, 1899 The fence law declared constitutional......February, 1900 Ex-Gov. Henry H. Wells dies at Palmyra, N. Y.......Feb. 12, 1900 Monument to the Confederate dead unveiled at Charles City......Nov. 21, 1900 William Wirt Henry, historian, dies at Richmond......Dec. 5, 1900 Washington
Henrico (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
cceeds......March 5, 1628 Population, 5,000......1629 George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, arrives in Virginia in the autumn of......1629 Ministers of the gospel are ordered to conform in all things to the canons of the Church of England......1629-30 Governor Potts superseded as governor by Sir John Harvey......March, 1630 Trouble with Maryland as to land titles......1632-44 Virginia divided into eight counties or shires, viz., Elizabeth City, Warwick, James City, Charles City, Henrico, Isle of Wight, York, and Accomac......1634 William Clayborne, a Virginian contestant, sent to England by Governor Harvey to answer for attempting to establish his claim against Maryland......1635 Governor Harvey deposed by the Virginia Assembly, and commissioners appointed to impeach him in England. He accompanies the commission......1635 John West acting governor during the absence of Governor Harvey......1635-36 Harvey, reinstated by Charles, returns......1637 Sir Francis
Lynchburg (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
Assembly......October, 1785 Legislature authorizes the five counties of Kentucky to elect five delegates each to consider an independent government......November, 1785 James Rumsey moves a boat by steam on the Potomac......March, 1786 Lynchburg, on the James River, laid out......1786 Kentucky favors separation at a convention held at Danville....... Sept. 7, 1787 Convention at Richmond on the federal Constitution......June 2, 1788 Patrick Henry, James Monroe, George Mason, etllywood cemetery, Richmond......May 31, 1893 Monument to Confederate dead unveiled at Portsmouth......June 15, 1893 Riot at Roanoke, eighteen killed, twenty-seven wounded......Sept. 20, 1893 Jubal A. Early, Confederate general, dies at Lynchburg......March 2, 1894 Monument at Fredericksburg, erected to the memory of the mother of Washington, unveiled......May 10, 1894 University of Virginia partly destroyed by fire......Oct. 27, 1895 Confederate States' Museum at Richmond ded
West Virginia (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
Virginia, One of the thirteen original States of the United States, lies between lat. 36° 30′ and 39° 40′ N., and long. 75° 25′ and 83° 34′ W. It is bounded on the north and west by Kentucky and West Virginia, on the north and east by Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the south by North Carolina and Tennessee. It is 425 miles in length east and west and 205 miles in breadth north and south. Area, 40,125 square miles in 100 counties. Population in 1890, 1,655,980 Maj.-Gen. George B. McClellan appointed to the Army of the Potomac......July 27, 1861 Holding or accepting office under the federal government declared treason by the State......Aug. 1, 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff......Oct. 21, 1861 West Virginia votes for a separation from Virginia; vote substantially unanimous......Oct. 24, 1861 Confederate armies in Virginia reorganized under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston......Nov. 9, 1861 Union troops occupy Big Bethel......Jan. 3, 1862 At
Pamlico Sound (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
d 205 miles in breadth north and south. Area, 40,125 square miles in 100 counties. Population in 1890, 1,655,980; 1900, 1,854,154. Capital, Richmond. Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon's supposed entry of the James River......1527 Capt. Philip Amidas and Arthur Barlow leave the Thames in two small vessels fitted out by Sir Walter Raleigh......April 27, 1584 They enter Ocracock Inlet and land on the island of Wocoken in Albemarle Sound......July 13, 1584 After exploring Albemarle and Pamlico sounds and the island of Roanoke, they take two natives, Manteo and Wauchese, to England......September, 1584 [This country lying between 34° and 45° of N. lat., called Virginia, in honor of Queen Elizabeth.] Sir Walter Raleigh despatches seven vessels from Plymouth under Sir Richard Grenville to plant settlements in the territory......April 9, 1585 Grenville lands on the island of Wocoken......July 26, 1585 Leaving 108 men under Ralph Lane as colonists, Grenville returns to England
Blacksburg (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
in extra session......March 7–April 22, 1882 Amendment to State constitution abrogating capitation tax as a condition of voting ratified by vote, 107,303 to 66,131, at election......November, 1882 Extra session of the legislature......August–December, 1884 United States Supreme Court decides that coupons are a good tender in payment of taxes in Virginia......April 20, 1885 Act to establish an agricultural experiment station at the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College at Blacksburg; one appointing a commission to fix the boundary-line with North Carolina, and a local option act passed by legislature, which adjourns......March 5, 1886 Legislature convenes in extra session, March 16, 1887; among other acts passes one to punish persons fraudulently using coupons, and adjourns......May 24, 1887 Board of agriculture established by legislature, which adjourns......March 5, 1888 College of William and Mary becomes State Male Normal College by act approved......Marc
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