Port Royal in Caroline County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Earliest Inhabitants: Native Americans
Erected by Historic Port Royal with funding made possible through the sponsorship of the Washington-Lewis Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1608.
Location. 38° 10.236′ N, 77° 11.324′ W. Marker is in Port Royal, Virginia, in Caroline County. Marker is on Water Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Royal VA 22535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Peter's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fox Tavern: A Colonial Landmark (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Port Royal (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Port Royal (about 600 feet away); Port Royal Harbor (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Port Royal (about 700 feet away); Dorothy Roy (about 700 feet away); The Sacred Lot (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Royal.
More about this marker. The caption on the picture reads, "From early spring until the first harvest of corn, Virginia Indians relied on fish caught close to the shore with spears, traps, and nets. After dark they ventured out in canoes lit with fires to attract night feeders. Paddlers steered between oyster reefs so large thery might sink a boat. [Photo Courtesy of the British Museum.]
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2012, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.