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

Gardens and Crops

 
 
Gardens and Crops Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Gardens and Crops Marker
Inscription. Tobacco, sassafras – the Jamestown gardener was distracted by quick-money crops for export to Europe. Tobacco was even grown in the streets. In 1624 the General Assembly tried to aid the struggling silk and wine industries by ordering each plot owner to plant four mulberry trees for silk, and 20 vines for wine.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.483′ N, 76° 46.52′ 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. Oyster Shells to Mortar (a few steps from this marker); Ditch and Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ambler House (within shouting distance of this marker); Inside a Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Efforts to Build a Town 1660-1699 (within shouting distance of this marker); An Upper-Class Neighborhood 1630s-1699 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water and Well (about 300 feet away); Row Houses (about 400 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 24, 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 24, 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 590 times since then and 47 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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