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Near Prince George in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jordan's Point

 
 
Jordan's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. Jordan's Point Marker
Inscription.  Weyanoke Indians, part of the Powhatan Chiefdom, occupied Jordan's Point, around two miles north on the James River, when English colonists arrived in 1607. There, about 1620, Samuel Jordan settled; the place was called Jordan's Journey. By 1625, his widow Cicely and more than 50 other people resided there in some 15 households within a fortified compound. More than a century later, Richard Bland (1710-1776), member of the First Continental Congress, lived there. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, excavations at Jordan's Point revealed one of the richest arrays of prehistoric and historic archaeological sites in Virginia.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-208.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 14.475′ N, 77° 14.844′ W. Marker is near Prince George, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is at the intersection of Ruffin Road and Old Stage Road
Ruffin Road & Old Stage Road, Prince George, VA. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
2. Ruffin Road & Old Stage Road, Prince George, VA.
, on the right when traveling north on Ruffin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prince George VA 23875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bailey's Creek (here, next to this marker); The Beefsteak Raid (here, next to this marker); World War II Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Prince George Court House (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Prince George Court House (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Clerk's Office (approx. 2.6 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 2.6 miles away); Confederate Soldiers of Prince George Co. (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prince George.
 
Also see . . .  A Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture. Sites associated with the early 17th-century settlement known as Jordan’s Journey located at Jordan’s Point near the confluence of the James and Appomatox rivers in Prince George’s County, Virginia. (Submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,053 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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May. 28, 2020