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Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Rolfe

 
 
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By Kevin W., January 7, 2016
1. John Rolfe Marker
Inscription. The earliest prominent settler on Mulberry Island was John Rolfe, who with others owned a 1700-acre plantation there. Rolfe's introduction of a new type of tobacco was the economic salvation of the Jamestown Colony. After the death of his 2nd wife, the famous Pocohontas, he married Jane, daughter of Cpt Wm. Pierce, who also had land here. Rolfe died about the time of the 1622 Indian uprising.
 
Erected 1975 by Virginia Society Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Corporation of Newport News, Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 8.911′ N, 76° 36.141′ W. Marker is in Fort Eustis, Virginia, in Newport News. Marker is on Mulberry Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Eustis VA 23604, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Felker Army Airfield (approx. half a mile away); Matthew Jones House (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Matthew Jones House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mulberry Point & Sir Thomas West (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Magnolia House" - Chief of Transportation's Quarters (approx. 1.2 miles
John Rolfe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., January 7, 2016
2. John Rolfe Marker
away); Glebe Lands (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Battle of Lee’s Mill (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Warwick-Yorktown Line (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Eustis.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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