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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Palisades

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
1. The Palisades Marker
Inscription. For pro­tec­tion against the Indians, the set­tlers built a log pal­isade across the nar­rows of the penin­sula between the York and James rivers. This was about 1633. Middle Plantation (later Williamsburg) began as a set­tle­ment along this pal­isade which had its south­ern anchor where Paper Mill and College creeks join a half mile downstream.
 
Location. 37° 15.617′ N, 76° 42.1′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway half a mile south of Newport Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. 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. Mill Dam (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Neck (approx. ¼ mile away); Williamsburg Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); The Public Hospital of 1773 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of First Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Princess Anne Port (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Magazine and Guardhouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Indian School at the College of William & Mary (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Parkway. Colonial National Historical
The Palisades Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
2. The Palisades Marker
Park (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 603 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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