Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Iron for Corn
Exchanges could be forceful or friendly. The Powhatans sometimes offered corn and other staples as a gift; at other times, they refused contact, or attacked those who had come to trade.
The English wrote home of successful trading, yet on occasion they stole or raided at gunpoint.
Erected by Colonial National Historic Park.
Location. 37° 12.161′ N, 76° 44.283′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Loop Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on Jamestown Island, along the Loop Drive. 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. A Site of Habitation (a few steps from this marker); The Golden Weed (approx. ¼ mile away); Silk Worn and Silk Spun (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia’s Vintage (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bowl, Pot, and Pipe Glebe Land (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jamestown Island (approx. 0.8 miles away); Early Medical Discoveries (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
More about this marker. The top of the marker features a picture of Jamestown colonists in a Powhatan village, trading for food.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a virtual tour of markers located along the Loop Drive on Jamestown Island.
Also see . . .
1. Island Loop Drive. Colonial National Historic Park from National Park Service website. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, 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 site is jointly administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. (Submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 663 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.