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

Inside a Home

 
 
Inside a Home Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Inside a Home Marker
Inscription. All that was left of this home was the foundation of a fireplace and two rows of stains in the soil. The house was built on wood posts sunk directly into the ground. Changes in the color of the soil show where the holes were dug to sink the posts. The placement of the posts indicated a house about 30 by 15 feet. Further shadows told the size of the posts – eight inches across – though the wood itself was gone.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.507′ N, 76° 46.542′ 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. Efforts to Build a Town 1660-1699 (a few steps from this marker); Gardens and Crops (within shouting distance of this marker); Oyster Shells to Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); Ditch and Mound (about 300 feet away, measured
Marker in Historic Jamestowne Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker in Historic Jamestowne
The house foundation and the James River can be seen here behind the marker.
in a direct line); Tradesmen on Governor Harvey’s Lot 1630s (about 300 feet away); The Ambler House (about 400 feet away); Water and Well (about 400 feet away); Swann’s Tavern 1670s (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
More about this marker. A picture of a Jamestown house is depicted on the right side of the marker. The lower left of the marker features a picture of a family inside the house. It has a caption of “Daily household goods were the main artifacts found at Jamestown. Clay pipes and dishes, iron handles and hinges, brass buckles, andirons, tin plates, wine bottles, hoes, thimbles, even musket barrels – all recorded a family’s passage, as surely as a foundation or a wall.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 26, 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 26, 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 621 times since then and 37 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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