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Mulberry Point

 
 
Mulberry Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Mulberry Point Marker
Inscription. Mulberry Point is situated on the James River, on the grounds of present-day Fort Eustis. In 1609-1610, the harsh winter known as the “Starving Time” prompted the surviving colonists at Jamestown to abandon it. They and the recently arrived Lieutenant Governor Sir Thomas Gates sailed away on 7 June 1610, bound for Newfoundland and the English fishing fleet. The next day, about ten miles downstream at Mulberry point, they encountered relief ships under the governor, Lord De La Warr, bearing new colonists and supplies, and turned back. This timely arrival saved Jamestown, which might have become England’s second “lost colony.”
 
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 57.)
 
Location. 37° 10.526′ N, 76° 34.178′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Warwick Blvd (U.S. 60) and Dozier Road, on the right when traveling south on Warwick Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Eustis (here, next to this marker); Skiffes Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stanley Hundred
Markers on Warwick Blvd image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Markers on Warwick Blvd
Two markers are found at this location, near the entrance to Fort Eustis. The Mulberry Point marker is the one to the right in the photo.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Balthrope (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee’s Mill Earthworks (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Lee’s Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); Lee’s Mill (approx. ¾ mile away); Fortification Design (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
Jamestown Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. Jamestown Fort
This fort, located about 10 miles north on the James River from the marker, is on the site of the original 1607 Jamestown settlement. This settlement was saved when they encountered the relief ships at Mulberry Point.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,039 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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