“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Hopewell in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey

Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey Marker
Inscription.  Prior to 1619, Native Americans occupied this prominent peninsula along the upper James River, now called Jordan's Point. Arriving in Jamestown by 1610, Samuel Jordan served in July 1619 in Jamestown as a burgess for Charles City in the New World's oldest legislative assembly. A year later, he patented a 450-acre tract here known first as Beggar's Bush and later as Jordan's Journey. He survived the massive Powhatan Indian attack of March 1622 here at his plantation, a palisaded fort that enclosed 11 buildings. He remained at Jordan's Journey with his wife, Cicely, and their daughters until his death in 1623.
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-252.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1619.
Location. Marker has been reported missing.
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
It was located near 37° 18.389′ N, 77° 13.355′ W. Marker was near Hopewell, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker was at the intersection of Jordan Point Road (Virginia Route 156) and Jordan Point Parkway, on the right when traveling north on Jordan Point Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Richard Bland (within shouting distance of this marker); Evergreen (approx. 1.7 miles away); Capt. John Woodliffe (approx. 2.4 miles away); Origin of Taps (approx. 2.4 miles away); Herring Creek & Kimages (approx. 2.4 miles away); Westover (approx. 2.4 miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (approx. 2.4 miles away); First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
Jordan Point Road (facing north). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
2. Jordan Point Road (facing north).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,427 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from purchases you make after using links to Thank you.
Paid Advertisements
Mar. 1, 2024