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Lanexa in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fort James

 
 
Fort James Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
1. Fort James Marker
Inscription. A mile and a half south of here on the Chickahominy River stood Moysonec, an Indian village. Some of the Chickahominy Indians residing there captured Captain John Smith in 1607. In the wake of the 1644 Indian uprising, the colonists sought to control Native American access to the lower Peninsula. Thomas Rolfe, son of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, constructed Fort James at Moysonec in exchange for the land on which it stood. The colonists manned the fort for only three years.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 23.)
 
Location. 37° 25.356′ N, 76° 54.926′ W. Marker is in Lanexa, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on Pocohantas Trail (U.S. 60) west of North Waterside Drive (Virginia Route 627), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lanexa VA 23089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tyree's Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cooper's Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); Liberty Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Diascund Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Kent County
Fort James marker on US 60 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
2. Fort James marker on US 60 (facing east)
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Chickahominy Water Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Chickahominy Indians (approx. 3 miles away); Holdcroft (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lanexa.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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