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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/ 7/2010

Va. area wants heritage site designation

By Washington Post editors

Colonial Williamsburg is seeking the designation of the Historic Triangle as a World Heritage Site.

The historic area says it is partnering with Preservation Virginia and working with the National Park Service to seek the designation. The Historic Triangle is comprised of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.

Colonial Williamsburg says there are 20 sites in the U.S. on the World Heritage Committee list, but none that relate specifically to the establishment of English society in America.

The move comes as Colonial Williamsburg and Preservation Virginia are partnering to enhance visitor experience through compelling stories of discovery, diversity and democracy. It also will work to give visitors a glimpse at archaeological discoveries found in the area.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | September 7, 2010; 12:22 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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