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

Homes to Last

 
 
Homes to Last Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Homes to Last Marker
Inscription. The colonists at Jamestown produced most of their own brick and tile locally at each building site. Bricks were used for houses, wells, and walkways; tiles for floors and roofs.

Three kilns have been excavated at Jamestown, each producing bricks of a unique size and shape. Bricks also varied in hardness and color with the clay used and the length of time they were “fired.”

Such differences can help date archaeological remains to the time a kiln was active.
 
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
 
Location. 37° 12.382′ N, 76° 46.282′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Loop Drive, on the right 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. Jamestown Island (a few steps from this marker); May-Hartwell Site 1660-1699 (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Remarkable Collection 1670-1700 (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Diverse Jamestown Household 1620-1640 (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Marker on Jamestown Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker on Jamestown Island
Jackson Home 1620s (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Upper-Class Neighborhood 1630s-1699 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fences and Livestock (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ambler House (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of brickmakers in Jamestown working in front of their kiln.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 52 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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