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

Jamestown Road

 
 
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By Laura Troy, September 9, 2007
1. Jamestown Road Marker
Inscription. The ancient road that linked Jamestown, the original colonial capital, with Middle Plantation(later Williamsburg) followed a meandering course. It departed from Jamestown Island and then turned northeast, crossing Powhatan and Mill Creeks. As it approached Middle Plantation, it traversed a branch of College Creek that by the mid-17th century was dammed to form Rick Neck plantationís millpond, todayís Lake Matoaka. Improvements to Jamestown Road, completed in time for the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition, constituted the first project completed with the assistance of the State Highway Commission, formed in 1906.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-38.)
 
Location. 37° 13.797′ N, 76° 46.807′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road (Virginia Route 31) near Colonial National Historical Parkway. Touch for map. This marker sits on a road that runs parallel to Jamestown Rd and can be acessed off of Colonial Pkwy. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Germans at Jamestown ( a few steps from this marker); Pocahontas
Jamestown Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 14, 2008
2. Jamestown Road Marker
"Jamestown Road" is in a cluster of six markers.
( a few steps from this marker); First Africans In Jamestown ( within shouting distance of this marker); First Africans in English America ( within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel H. Yonge, Civil Engineer (1843-1935) ( within shouting distance of this marker); Jamestown ( within shouting distance of this marker); First Poles Arrive ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Greate Road ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker sits with 4 others V44,WT1,WT2,V45
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,127 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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