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

James River

 
 
James River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
1. James River Marker
Inscription. Indians knew this as the Powhatan River, the colonists renamed it in honor of their sovereign, James I. It is one of Virginia's longest and broadest rivers. Rising in the Appalachians it flows eastward, often soil laden, 340 miles to the Chesapeake Bay. Its mouth is the world famous Hampton Roads.
 
Location. 37° 13.192′ N, 76° 41.912′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway 2.2 miles west 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 (approx. 0.3 miles away); College Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Archers Hope (approx. one mile away); A Famous African-American Dream (approx. one mile away); Princess Anne Port (approx. 2.3 miles away); Glebe Land (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Williamsburg (approx. 2.5 miles away); Jamestown Island (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Colonial Parkway. (Submitted on May 23, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNatural FeaturesNatural ResourcesWaterways & Vessels
 
James River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
2. James River
Nearby Orientation Map image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 22, 2010
3. Nearby Orientation Map
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 503 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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