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Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: September 29, 2015 01:43 PM
From: Representative Judy Ward
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Borough of Williamsburg

In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Borough of Williamsburg, Blair County.

The Borough of Williamsburg is the oldest borough in Blair County. Founded in 1790 by Jacob Ake, it was originally known as Aketown. The name of the community was then changed to Williamsburg in honor of Mr. Ake’s son, William. By 1810, the village consisted of 34 houses, and the Borough of Williamsburg incorporated in 1827. Today, the Borough is approximately 30 blocks, centered on High and Second Streets. The area comprises the Williamsburg Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Please join me in recognizing the Borough of Williamsburg on this important anniversary.

Introduced as HR541