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

College Creek

 
 
College Creek Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 15, 2010
1. College Creek Marker
Inscription. On May 12, 1607 the colonists who were the next day to establish Jamestown, landed at the mouth of this creek. Captain Gabriel Archer, one of the councilors, liked the spot and would have settled here but was outvoted. For more than a century the creek was known as Archer's hope and later was named for the College of William and Mary.
 
Location. 37° 13.444′ N, 76° 41.754′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway 1.7 miles south of Virginia Route 199. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Attempted Settlement (a few steps from this marker); James River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Archers Hope (approx. 1.3 miles away); A Famous African-American Dream (approx. 1.3 miles away); Princess Anne Port (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Williamsburg (approx. 2.1 miles away); Redoubt 1 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Defending the Peninsula (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Parkway. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
College Creek Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, May 15, 2010
2. College Creek
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 779 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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