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

Argall Town

 
 
Argall Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
1. Argall Town Marker
Inscription. About 1617, Deputy Governor Samuel Argall established a settlement on 300 acres near here. Situated on land that had been formerly inhabited by the Paspahegh Indians, the group of dispersed buildings was incorporated into the 3,000-acre Governor's Land tract. John Rolfe reported in 1619 that the settlers had "good & convenyent houses" and that they had "done best of all New-Comers." Nevertheless by 1627 the residents had petitioned to leave the area because of exhausted soil, decayed houses, and difficulty in defending the settlement from attack.
 
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WT 5.)
 
Location. 37° 13.62′ N, 76° 47.028′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31) south of Greensprings Road (Virginia Route 614), on the left when traveling south. 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. French Troops At Jamestown (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouses Near Jamestown (a few steps from this marker); Lafayette's Visit (a few steps from this marker);
Argall Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 20, 2013
2. Argall Town Marker
Georgia (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Connecticut (about 400 feet away); Maryland (about 400 feet away); South Carolina (about 400 feet away); Massachusetts (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 10 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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