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Charles City in Charles City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capt. John Woodliffe

 
 
Capt. John Woodliffe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
1. Capt. John Woodliffe Marker
Inscription.
From Prestwood, England
At Jamestown 1608

First Governor of Berkeley
Hundred Plantation 1619

Capt. John Woodlife and 38 settlers
in the Ship "Margaret" landed here
December 4, 1619

First Official Thanksgiving Day
Service in America held here by
Capt. Woodlife and these settlers

Proclamation
Impr wee ordaine that the day of our
ships arrivall at the place assigned
for plantagon in the land of Virginia
shall be yearly and perputualy
keept Holy as a day of Thanksgiving
to Almighty God

Erected by his descendants
The Woodlief-Woodliff Family
Nov. 22, 1956

 
Erected 1956 by The Woodlief-Woodliff Family.
 
Location. 37° 18.816′ N, 77° 10.818′ W. Marker is in Charles City, Virginia, in Charles City County. Marker can be reached from Harrison Landing Road 0.9 miles south of Westover Road (Virginia Route 633), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker can be reached by taking left path behind Berkeley Plantation to the James River. Marker is located at Pavilion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City VA 23030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Pavilion Closeup image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
2. Pavilion Closeup
Markers located inside (see yellow arrows)
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Origin of Taps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Harrison (about 600 feet away); First Official Thanksgiving (approx. 0.2 miles away); Berkeley and Harrison's Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Herring Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away); Stuart's Ride (approx. 1.2 miles away); First English Thanksgiving in Virginia (approx. 1.3 miles away); Berkeley Plantation or Harrison's Landing (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
Categories. Colonial EraPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Capt. John Woodliffe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
3. Capt. John Woodliffe Marker
Marker located in pavilion on inside right
Capt. John Woodliffe First Thanksgiving Mural image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
4. Capt. John Woodliffe First Thanksgiving Mural
Located inside of pavilion on left.
The First Thanksgiving Mural Text image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
5. The First Thanksgiving Mural Text
Text related to the First Thanksgiving
James River image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
6. James River
James River image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
7. James River
James River located short distance past the marker pavilion
Proprietors of Berkley Hundred Instruction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
8. Proprietors of Berkley Hundred Instruction Marker
Click photo to read text
This marker has more information related to John Woodleefe, first Captain and Governor of Berkley.
(Note: spelling variations to his name)
Proprietors of Berkley Hundred Instruction Marker (wide) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
9. Proprietors of Berkley Hundred Instruction Marker (wide)
Proprietors of Berkley Hundred Instruction Marker (Distance) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
10. Proprietors of Berkley Hundred Instruction Marker (Distance)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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