Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Voyage to Virginia
The ships traveled to Virginia using the favorable southerly route across the Atlantic Ocean, taking advantage of trade winds and stopping at numerous islands to resupply. Cramped, unsanitary conditions and unrelenting boredom created tension and conflict among the passengers. After 6,000 miles at sea and the loss of only one passenger in the Caribbean Islands, the voyagers arrived off the coast of Virginia. On May 13, 1607, they decided upon James Island as the site of their new settlement.
Location. 37° 13.312′ N, 76° 47.286′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the Jamestown Settlement, near an enclosure at the waterfront. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Godspeed (a few steps from this marker); Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); Susan Constant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ships James Fort (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powhatan Indian Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); At Jamestown Began: (approx. ¼ mile away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
More about this marker. The marker contains a map charting the trip across the Atlantic Ocean. Events along the way are indicated, including: Departed London December 20, 1606; Canary Islands c.February, 1607; Dominica, March 24, 1607; Guadeloupe, March 27, 1607; Nevis, March 24 – April 3, 1607; Virgin Islands, April 4-6, 1607; Mona, April 7-10, 1607; Monito, April 9, 1607; Arrived at Virginia, April 26, 1607; Jamestown, May 13, 1607.
Also see . . . Jamestown Settlement. (Submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.