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

The “Island House”

 
 
The "Island House" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. The "Island House" Marker
Inscription. To the right, just beyond this narrow marsh, lay the 80-acre “Island House” tract which was “planted and seated” prior to 1619 by Richard Kingsmill, “ancient planter,” burgess, and man of property and affairs. His daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Nathaniel Bacon, later sold it to Nicholas Meriwether, and ancestor of Meriwether Lewis, one of our great western explorers.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.349′ N, 76° 45.451′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Loop Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on Jamestown Island, along the Loop Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Medical Discoveries (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvesting Ice (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hardwood Harvest (approx. 0.4 miles away); Silk Worn and Silk Spun (approx. half a mile away); Bowl, Pot, and Pipe (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia’s Vintage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Excellent Good Timber (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neck of Land (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Related markers.
Marker on Jamestown Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker on Jamestown Island
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a virtual tour of markers located along the Loop Drive on Jamestown Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Island Loop Drive. 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 753 times since then and 95 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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