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

Jamestown

 
 
Jamestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 9, 2007
1. Jamestown Marker
Inscription. Nearby to the east is Jamestown, the original site of the first permanent English colony in North America. On 14 May 1607, a group of just over 100 men and boys recruited by the Virginia Company of London came ashore and estblished a settlement at Jamestown Island. They constructed a palisaded fort there within the territory of the Paspahegh Indians, who with other Virginia Indians had frequent contact with the English. In 1619 the first English representative legislative body in North America met there, and the first documented Africans arrived. Jamestown served as the capital of the Virginia colony from 1607 to 1699. Historic Jamestowne preserves this original site and the archaeological remains.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-44.)
 
Location. 37° 13.775′ N, 76° 46.83′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31) near Colonial National Historical Parkway, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker sits on a road that runs parallel to Jamestown Rd and can be acessed off of Colonial Pkwy. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Jamestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Jamestown Marker
"Jamestown" is in a cluster of six markers.
within walking distance of this marker. First Poles Arrive (a few steps from this marker); First Africans in English America (a few steps from this marker); First Africans In Jamestown (a few steps from this marker); First Germans at Jamestown (within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Pocahontas (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel H. Yonge, Civil Engineer (1843-1935) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Greate Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker sits with 4 others, WT1,WT2,W38,V45
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
1607 James Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. 1607 James Fort
This is a reconstruction of the original fort on Jamestown Island. It was built on the actual site of the 1607 fort.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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