Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
First Africans in English America
Erected 1992 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WT-1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Colonial Era • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1619.
Location. 37° 13.782′ N, 76° 46.823′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31) near Colonial National Historical Parkway, on the 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 Africans In Jamestown (here, next to this marker); Jamestown (a few steps from this marker); First Germans at Jamestown (a few steps from this marker); First Poles Arrive (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) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greate Road (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
More about this marker. This marker sits with 4 others: V44,WT2,W38,V45.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study First Africans in Virginia marker shown.
Also see . . . Virginia changing marker denoting where first Africans arrived in 1619. "There cannot be two first landing sites ... after a thorough review by Virginia and Jamestown scholars and historians it was confirmed that the first Africans landed at Point Comfort in Hampton and they were later dispersed to plantations including Jamestown." (Submitted on August 21, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,649 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.