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

Bowl, Pot, and Pipe

 
 
Bowl, Pot, and Pipe Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Bowl, Pot, and Pipe Marker
Inscription. By 1640, Jamestown potters were making thick-walled jugs, bowls, and pots for everyday use. Symmetrical design and an occasional slip-coat of color show that skilled artisans were at work. The local ware fired red, due to the iron-rich Tidewater clay. Jamestown kilns produced earthenware objects of unglazed clay, as well as of lead-glazed clay.

The colonists also made hand-modeled tobacco pipes. These home-made red pipes avoided the King’s duty on white pipes from England.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.072′ N, 76° 44.923′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Loop Drive, on the left when traveling east. 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. Virginia’s Vintage (here, next to this marker); Silk Worn and Silk Spun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Medical Discoveries (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Golden Weed (approx. 0.4 miles away); The “Island House”
Marker on Jamestown Island Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker on Jamestown Island
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Iron for Corn (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Site of Habitation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Harvesting Ice (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of a colonists making a jug on a pottery wheel.
 
Related markers. 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 27, 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 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Markers on Jamestown's Loop Drive Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. Markers on Jamestown's Loop Drive
Two markers are found at this stop on the Loop Drive on Jamestown Island. The Bowl, Pot and Pipe marker is the one on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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