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Near Hopewell in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
1. Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey Marker
Inscription. Prior to 1619, Native Americans occupied this prominent peninsula along the upper James River, now called Jordan's Point. Arriving in Jamestown by 1610, Samuel Jordan served in July 1619 in Jamestown as a burgess for Charles City in the New World's oldest legislative assembly. A year later, he patented a 450-acre tract here known first as Beggar's Bush and later as Jordan's Journey. He survived the massive Powhatan Indian attack of March 1622 here at his plantation, a palisaded fort that enclosed 11 buildings. He remained at Jordan's Journey with his wife, Cicely, and their daughters until his death in 1623.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number PA-252.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 37° 18.389′ N, 77° 13.355′ W. Marker was near Hopewell, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker was at the intersection of Jordan Point Road (Virginia Route 156) and Jordan Point Parkway, on the right when traveling north on Jordan Point Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Richard Bland (within shouting distance of this marker); Evergreen
Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Debra Miller, June 30, 2010
2. Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Capt. John Woodliffe (approx. 2.4 miles away); Origin of Taps (approx. 2.4 miles away); Herring Creek & Kimages (approx. 2.4 miles away); Westover (approx. 2.4 miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (approx. 2.4 miles away); First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Jordan Point Road (facing north). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 2, 2009
3. Jordan Point Road (facing north).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,909 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Debra Miller of Phoenix, Arizona.   3. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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