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

Bacon's Rebellion

Greensprings Greenway

 

— Interpretive Trail —

 
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By Bernard Fisher, October 23, 2016
1. Bacon's Rebellion Marker
Inscription.  In 1676 the colony became embroiled in the popular uprising known as Bacon's Rebellion. Frontier settlers whose homesteads were attacked by hostile Indians, asked Governor Berkeley's government for protection. Fearful and frustrated by the lack of protection, they persuaded young Nathaniel Bacon to lead an expedition against the Indians. Setting out in defiance of authority, he killed Indians indiscriminately, making no distinction between friend and foe. Later, Bacon and his men seized Green Spring and put Jamestown, the capital city, to torch. After the rebel leader's death in October, Governor Berkeley gained the upper hand. Some of Bacon's followers were put on trial at Green Spring and hanged.
 
Erected by James City County Parks & Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 14.746′ N, 76° 47.476′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Greensprings
Bacon's Rebellion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 23, 2016
2. Bacon's Rebellion Marker
Road (Virginia Route 614) 1˝ miles north of Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31), on the right when traveling north. Located at the intersection of the Virginia Capital Trail and the Greenspring Interpretive Trail. 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor's Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sir William Berkeley (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Governor’s Land (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle Of Green Spring (approx. 0.8 miles away); Green Spring Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); Church on the Main (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of Green Spring (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Green Spring Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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