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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fences and Livestock

 
 
Fences and Livestock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Fences and Livestock Marker
Inscription. Jamestown had a large number of four-footed and feathered residents. A chronicler wrote of “two hundred cattle, as many goats, infinite hogs in herds all over the woods.” The government required fences to keep the free-roaming livestock out of the edible harvest.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.414′ N, 76° 46.507′ W. Marker is near 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 "New 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. Row Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jamestown Riverfront 1630-1690 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Home 1620s (within shouting distance of this marker); A Campsite pre-1607 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ambler House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); May-Hartwell Site 1660-1699
Marker in Historic Jamestown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker in Historic Jamestown
(about 300 feet away); A Remarkable Collection 1670-1700 (about 300 feet away); Ditch and Mound (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 19, 2009, 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 March 19, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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