Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A great number of pipestems and wine bottle fragments suggest that in later years, the row might have housed its own tavern, or “ordinary.” A wit of the day recorded “about a dozen families getting their livings by keeping of ordinaries at extraordinary rates.”
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era.
Location. 37° 12.425′ N, 76° 46.527′ 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 "New Towne" section of the Historic Jamestown unit of Colonial National Historic Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jamestown Riverfront 1630-1690 (a few steps from this marker); A Campsite pre-1607 (a few steps from this marker); Fences and Livestock (within shouting distance of this marker); Ditch and Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Home 1620s (within shouting distance of this marker); Water and Well (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ambler House (about 300 feet away); Efforts of a Virginia Tradesman 1670s (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
More about this marker. The right side of the marker features a picture of what the row houses might have looked like in colonial days. The bottom left of the marker is a layout diagram of the row houses. It has a caption of “The houses were linked along the long side of each house, instead of end-to-end as elsewhere in Jamestown. Each house was about 20 feet wide and 40 feet deep, with separate cellars about four feet deep.”
Also see . . .
1. Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, 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 March 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.