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

Jamestown Tercentenary Monument

 
 
Jamestown Tercentenary Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
1. Jamestown Tercentenary Monument Marker
Monument is at the end of the path behind the Jamestown Visitor Center.
Inscription.
East Side of Monument:
Virginia Company of London
Chartered April 10, 1606
Founded
Jamestown
and sustained
Virginia
1607 – 1624

North Side of Monument:
Jamestown
The first permanent
colony of the
English people.
The birthplace of
Virginia
and of
the United States
May 13, 1607

North Side Base:
“Lastly and chiefly the way to prosper and achieve good success is to make yourselves all of one mind for the good of your country and your own, and to serve and fear God, the giver of all goodness, for every plantation which our Heavenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted out.”
Advice of London Council for Virginia to the colony – 1606

West Side of Monument:
Representative
government in
America
began in the
First House of
Burgesses
assembled here
July 30, 1619

South Side of Monument:
This Monument
was erected by
the United States
A.D. 1907
to commemorate
the three hundredth
anniversary of
the settlement here

 
Erected 1907 by United States of America.
 
Location. 37° 12.525′ N, 76° 46.651′ 
East Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. East Side of Monument
W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker can be reached from Colonial Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Jamestown National Historical Park, behind the Visitor Center, on the trail to Old Towne of Jamestowne. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown VA 23081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Foundations at Jamestown (within shouting distance of this marker); Swann’s Tavern 1670s (within shouting distance of this marker); Backstreet – Jamestown’s Main Street 1620-1699 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greate Road – An Early Highway pre-1607-1700s (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Harvey’s House 1630s (within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown (within shouting distance of this marker); Pocahontas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tombstones (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Jamestowne. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Historic Jamestowne. Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America. The
North Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
3. North Side of Monument
site is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Places
 
North Side Base image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
4. North Side Base
West Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
5. West Side of Monument
South Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
6. South Side of Monument
Monument in Jamestown National Historical Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
7. Monument in Jamestown National Historical Park
This shaft of New Hampshire granite rising 103 feet above its base was erected in 1907 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,974 times since then and 310 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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