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

Jamestown

National Historic Site

 
 
Jamestown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Jamestown Marker
Inscription.  
This part of old “James Towne” has been owned and preserved since 1893 by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. Founded May 13, 1607, “James Towne” was the first permanent English settlement in America. It saw the beginning of many of the nation’s institutions, including representative government. It was the Capital of Virginia until 1699. The APVA grounds and the Jamestown section of Colonial National Historical Park embrace all of Jamestown Island.

National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Places. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 1862.
 
Location. 37° 12.521′ N, 76° 46.692′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Marker is in the "Old Towne" section of the Historic Jamestown unit of Colonial National
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Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Extension, Blockhouse (here, next to this marker); Pocahontas (a few steps from this marker); The Tombstones (within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown’s Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tombs of James and Sarah Blair (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); 1608 Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greate Road – An Early Highway pre-1607-1700s (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 

2. Historic Jamestowne. Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The site is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. (Submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Marker in Colonial National Historic Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Marker in Colonial National Historic Park
The marker is near the gate to "Old Towne" or site of the original 1607 settlement at Jamestown.
Historic James Towne image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. Historic James Towne
Behind the marker can be seen the Memorial Church, the only 17th century structure still standing at Jamestown.
James Fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
4. James Fort
This is a reconstruction of the original fort. It was built on the actual site of the original 1607 fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,319 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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