Town of St. George's in St George's Parish, Bermuda, British Overseas Territories — Atlantic Ocean
Settlement of Bermuda
1609 - 1909
settlement of these islands
on the 28th of July 1609
in honor of Admiral
Sir George Somers Kt.
at whose instance largely
the settlement was effected.
has been erected out of a
grant made by the legislature
of this colony.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 28, 1609.
Location. 32° 22.918′ N, 64° 40.567′ W. Marker is in Town of St. George's, Bermuda, in St George's Parish. Marker is at the intersection of York Street and King Street, on the left when traveling east on York Street. Marker is located in Somers Garden. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: York Street 45, Town of St George's, Bermuda, British Overseas Territories. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Moore (within shouting distance of this marker); American Prisoners of the War of 1812 who died in Bermuda (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale (about 120 meters away); First Government House (about 120 meters away); John Till (about 150 meters away); Pilot Darrell's House (about 240 meters away); The Broad Arrow (approx. 16 kilometers away); Victualling Yard (approx. 16 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Town of St. George's.
More about this marker. The marker, which includes a bas relief image of Admiral George Somers and his ship, the Sea Venture, is on a tall obelisk.
Also see . . . Bermuda's History and Heritage. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 51 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week July 29, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on July 28, 2018, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on February 7, 2021, by Judith Elizabeth Pearson of Burke, Virginia.