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Carrollton in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James River

 
 
James River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. James River Marker
Inscription.  The James River flows about 340 miles from the junction of the Jackson and Cowpasture rivers in Botetourt County to Hampton Roads at the Chesapeake Bay. In 1607 the first permanent English settlement in the New World was established on its banks at Jamestown. The colonists used the river as a path for exploration. With modern cities and shipyards as well as ancient plantations lining its banks, the James River remains one of Virginia's most important natural resources.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-311.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNatural ResourcesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1607.
 
Location. 36° 57.899′ N, 76° 30.906′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker is on Carrollton Boulevard (U.S. 17) 0.3 miles north of Kings Cove Way (Virginia Route
US Rt 17 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. US Rt 17 (facing north)
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659), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrollton VA 23314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1954 Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75L (approx. 2˝ miles away); People and Places, circa 1957 at N-75L (approx. 2.6 miles away); Missile Magazine and Launch Operations (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nike-Ajax Missile Radar Control Site N-75C (approx. 2.7 miles away); Josiah Parker (approx. 2.8 miles away); Warraskoyack Indians (approx. 2.8 miles away); Crittenden and Eclipse (approx. 4.1 miles away); Saint Luke's Church (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Also see . . .  James River Association. (Submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
US Rt 17 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. US Rt 17 (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,105 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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