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

Martin's Hundred

 
 
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By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
1. Martin's Hundred Marker
Inscription. This plantation was allocated to the London-based Society of Martin's Hundred by 1618 and was later assigned 21,500 acres. It was initially settled in 1620 around Wolstenholme Town, its administrative center, located near the James River. Archaeologists discovered the town site in 1977. They also located the graves of several people who died during the 22 March 1622 Indian attacks on English settlements coordinated by Chief Opechancanough, when 78 colonists here - half the plantation's population - were reported killed. These attacks were in response to English expansion into Indian lands. The area was soon resettled but the Society of Matrin's Hundred's town was never rebuilt.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-51.)
 
Location. 37° 12.612′ N, 76° 36.969′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Pocahontas Trail (Virginia Route 60) 0.1 miles east of Plantation Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin's Hundred Church ( here, next to this marker); Trebell's Landing
Martin's Hundred Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 11, 2007
2. Martin's Hundred Marker
Shown with Martin's Hundred Church (W 52) marker.
( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carter's Grove ( about 500 feet away); Community of Grove ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Homestead by the Main Road ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Master and Slaves ( approx. 2.3 miles away); A Large Brick Kitchen ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Largest and Most Valuable Estate in the County ( approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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