Peacock Hill

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Not to be confused with Peacock Hill, Virginia, an unincorporated community in Albemarle County.

Peacock Hill is a small neighborhood located centrally in Williamsburg, Virginia. It is located immediately adjacent to the restored Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg, consisting of the four blocks bounded by Lafayette, Prince George, Boundary, and Nassau Streets.

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The name "Peacock Hill" can be traced to the 1800s, when a resident of the small hill near Williamsburg's central Duke of Gloucester Street actually raised peacocks.

Its most famous former resident is Georgia O'Keeffe, who lived briefly in a cinder-block house owned by her father on Scotland Street, near the top of Peacock Hill. Currently, Peacock Hill houses the College of William and Mary's Center for Gifted Education and the historic Matthew Whaley Elementary School.

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