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Eastville in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of the First Settler

 
 
Home of the First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
1. Home of the First Settler Marker
Inscription.  Thomas Savage, a lad of thirteen, arrived at Jamestown on 2 Jan. 1608 with Capt. Christopher Newport on the ship John and Francis. John Smith later wrote, "The next day Newport came a shore....A boy named Thomas Savage (whom Newport called son) was then given unto Powhatan." Savage resided several years with the Indians, growing up in association with Pocahontas. He became proficient in the Indian languages and later served as an interpreter. Savage settled on the Eastern Shore by 1619. There Debedeavon, the “Laughing King,” gave him a large tract of land, perhaps 9,000 acres for increasing trade with the Indians.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 20.923′ N, 75° 56.879′ W. Marker is in Eastville, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Courthouse Road (Business U.S. 13) south of Park Hall Lane
Home of the First Settler Marker, looking south along US 13 Bus. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
2. Home of the First Settler Marker, looking south along US 13 Bus.
, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastville VA 23347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of First Settler (here, next to this marker); Gingaskin Indian Reservation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Monument - Eastville, VA (approx. 0.3 miles away); Northampton County Court Green (approx. 0.3 miles away); Debdeavon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastville.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Home of First Settler” (Submitted on February 18, 2014.) 
 
Home of the First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
3. Home of the First Settler Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   2. submitted on October 29, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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