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Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Site of the First Landing

 
 
The Site of the First Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. The Site of the First Landing Marker
Inscription. The site of the first landing is directly ahead of you in the river. During the years since 1607, the river has eroded about 25 acres of this part of Jamestown Island. The original shoreline was close to the present edge of the river channel, somewhat more than 100 yards offshore from the seawall.

“The thirteenth day {of May 1607} we came to our seating place where our shippes doe lie so neere the shoare that they are moored to the Trees in six fathom{s of} water. The fourteenth day we landed our men ”
George Percy, Relations, 1608.

 
Erected by Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 12.585′ N, 76° 46.828′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the "Old Towne" section of the Historic Jamestown unit of Colonial National Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sealing of the Magna Carta (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Early Settlers (a few steps from this marker); The Archaearium
Marker at Historic Jamestowne image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker at Historic Jamestowne
(within shouting distance of this marker); These Foundations (within shouting distance of this marker); The English Inns of Court (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Statehouse Foundations (about 300 feet away); The Statehouse (about 300 feet away); The Hunt Shrine (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
More about this marker. The right of the map features a map of the present day and 1607 shoreline in relation to the James Fort.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Historic Jamestowne. Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. (Submitted on September 11, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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First Landing Marker at Jamestown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. First Landing Marker at Jamestown
Site of the First Landing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
4. Site of the First Landing
Settlers landed at this location in 1607 to establish the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
Map from Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
5. Map from Marker
 
 
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