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Last modified: 08/11/08

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Capitals of the United States

Jamestown, Virginia

Jamestown was the first white settlement in Virginia and capital of the Virginia colony from 1607 to 1699. It was also the meeting place of America's first legislative assembly in July, 1619.

Address: Jamestown Settlement, Route 31 and Colonial Parkway, P O Box 1607, Williamsburg VA 23187-1607; 757-253-4838; 888-593-4682; Fax: 757-253-5299. Web:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From September 5, 1774 to October 26, 1774, Carpenter's Hall served as the U.S. capital under the First Continental Congress. Carpenters' Hall has also served as the headquarters of the First Bank of the United States, the Bank of the State of Pennsylvania, United States Custom House, Franklin Institute, Society of Friends, the United States Law Office, the Apprentice's Free Library, the Second Bank of the United States, and the Philadelphia Auction Market.

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