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

Jamestown

 
 
Jamestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 9, 2007
1. Jamestown Marker
Inscription.  Nearby to the east is Jamestown, the original site of the first permanent English colony in North America. On 14 May 1607, a group of just over 100 men and boys recruited by the Virginia Company of London came ashore and estblished a settlement at Jamestown Island. They constructed a palisaded fort there within the territory of the Paspahegh Indians, who with other Virginia Indians had frequent contact with the English. In 1619 the first English representative legislative body in North America met there, and the first documented Africans arrived. Jamestown served as the capital of the Virginia colony from 1607 to 1699. Historic Jamestowne preserves this original site and the archaeological remains.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-44.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 14, 1607.
 
Location. 37° 13.775′ N, 76° 
Jamestown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Jamestown Marker
"Jamestown" is in a cluster of six markers.
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46.83′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31) near Colonial National Historical Parkway, on the left when traveling south. This marker sits on a road that runs parallel to Jamestown Rd and can be acessed off of Colonial Pkwy. 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. First Poles Arrive (a few steps from this marker); First Africans in English America (a few steps from this marker); First Africans In Jamestown (a few steps from this marker); First Germans at Jamestown (within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Pocahontas (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel H. Yonge, Civil Engineer (1843-1935) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Angelo (fl. 1619-1625) (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker sits with 4 others, WT1,WT2,W38,V45
 
1607 James Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. 1607 James Fort
This is a reconstruction of the original fort on Jamestown Island. It was built on the actual site of the 1607 fort.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,406 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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