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  History of Jamestown
Recent discovery of the exact location of the first settlement and its fort indicates that the actual settlement site was in a more secure place, away from the channel, where Spanish ships, could not fire point blank into the Fort.
Although the suffering did not totally end at Jamestown for decades, some years of peace and prosperity followed the wedding of Pocahontas, the favored daughter of the Algonquian chief Powhatan, to tobacco entrepreneur John Rolfe.
Jamestown remained the capital of Virginia until its major statehouse, located on the western end of the APVA property, burned in 1698.
www.apva.org /history   (904 words)

  
  ipedia.com: Jamestown, Virginia Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Back in Jamestown, Rolfe married Jane Pierce and continued to improve the quality of tobacco, with the result that by the time of his death in 1622, Jamestown was thriving as a producer of tobacco and Jamestown's population would top 4,000.
The first phase of Jamestown's history ended in 1699, when a decision was made not to rebuild the statehouse which had burned down in 1698, but instead move the capitol of Virginia to Middle Plantation, which would soon be renamed Williamsburg.
To mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Settlement, in 1957 a large festival park opened with much ballyhoo: Queen Elizabeth II made an official appearance and loaned a copy of the Magna Carta for the exhibition.
www.ipedia.com /jamestown__virginia.html   (2001 words)

  
 Home--Historic Jamestowne
Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have discovered two furnaces built into the brick-lined wall of a cellar that dates to the early 17th century.
In the same way that spoiled wells were used as trash bins by the early settlers, this cellar was filled with all sorts of rubbish once the structure fell into disuse.
Jamestown Archaeology is the theme of special programming at Historic Jamestowne on Saturday, October 6, and throughout the month in observance of Virginia Archaeology Month.
www.historicjamestowne.org /index.php   (266 words)

  
 Jamestown Settlement in the early years
Another charter was now obtained for the Company, which allowed the powers of the association to be distributed in a democratic manner among all of the members, who met in mass for deliberation and legislation.
The most important feature affecting the welfare of the settlement was that which allowed every man to cultivate a few acres of land for his own sole use and benefit.
The emperor rejected the proposition of ransom with scorn, and refused to hold any intercourse with the pirate, but, declaring to the authorities at Jamestown, that if his daughter should be released, he would forget the injury and be the friend of the English.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/Our_Country_Vol_1/jamestown_ec.html   (1344 words)

  
 The Jamestown Settlement: Learn About Colonial Jamestown & The Historic Triangle
The Jamestown Colony was settled in 1607, thirteen years before the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock and is the site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.
Historic Jamestown is located at the original site of the Colony and is co-administered by the National Park Service and APVA Preservation Virginia.
The Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum operated by the State of Virginia and adjacent to the original site.
www.bandbwilliamsburg.com /jamestown.html   (883 words)

  
 Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia (ages 2 to 4) - BabyCenter
Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia (ages 2 to 4)
Two key moments in American history — the founding of the first permanent English colony in the New World and the end of English Colonial rule — are brought to life at this pair of living-history parks on a peninsula between the James and York rivers near Colonial Williamsburg.
Jamestown Settlement is at the intersection of Route 31 and the Colonial Parkway, six miles southwest of Colonial Williamsburg; follow either route from Williamsburg to get there.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/65229.html   (1080 words)

  
 Brad Cox, Ph.D.
The rest of the ships had limped into Jamestown in August of 1609, its passengers mostly sick or hurt--one ship was said to carry the plague--and provided nothing but extra mouths to feed--400, in fact.
The dramatic success of Jamestown's tobacco crop is credited not only to Rolfe's importation of the Spanish strain, but to his finding better ways of growing and curing it.
A part of the problem in the early days of Jamestown was its population of men sold a promise of riches by the ever-recruiting companies.
www.virtualschool.edu /mon/SocialConstruction/Jamestown.html   (4123 words)

  
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The coins tell the story of Jamestown as America’s first permanent English settlement that established democracy, free enterprise and a culturally diverse society in what became the United States.
The continued survival at Jamestown of the crew members aboard the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery marked a major historical milestone in the exploration of North America.
Jamestown Settlement was the site of the release of the 50 State Virginia quarter to the nation on October 16, 2000.
www.jamestown2007.org /special-coins.cfm   (821 words)

  
 Settlement Of Jamestown - 1607
When this news came to Jamestown, much was their sorrow for his loss, few expecting what ensued.
That night they quartered in the woods, he still expecting (as he had done all this long time of his imprisonment) every hour to be put to one death or other: for all their feasting.
Now in Jamestown they were all in combustion, the strongest preparing once more to run away with the pinnace; which with the hazard of his life, with Sakre falcon and musket shot, Smith forced now the third time to stay or sink.
www.nationalcenter.org /SettlementofJamestown.html   (1458 words)

  
 A Jamestown journey - The Boston Globe
JAMESTOWN, Va. -- America's first permanent English colony was established here in 1607 by 104 men and boys, but a girl was the star of the Virginia settlement story, capturing people's imaginations for close to 400 years.
Jamestown Settlement is preparing for the 400th anniversary of the colony with several new buildings, one of which houses a theater and an exhibition hall and is expected to be completed next year.
Visitors learn that there are in fact two Jamestowns, the state-operated Jamestown Settlement and Historic Jamestowne, the site of the original settlement, which is on an island and administered by the National Park Service and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
www.boston.com /travel/getaways/us_south/articles/2003/10/29/a_jamestown_journey   (1251 words)

  
 Jamestown   (Site not responding. Last check: )
England was relatively slow to begin settlements in North America, which stood small in the shadow of the vast Spanish Empire.
No settlements resulted from those early ventures and widespread interest in colonization did not begin to build until after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
settlement and "the Virginia experiment." As a work in progress, Virtual Jamestown aims to shape the national dialogue on the occasion of the four hundred-year anniversary observance in 2007 of the founding of the Jamestown colony.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h519.html   (957 words)

  
 General Information
Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center are open 9 a.m.
Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown form “Virginia’s Historic Triangle,” all linked by the scenic Colonial Parkway, and are easily reached via interstates 95 and 64 and U.S. Route 17.
Jamestown Settlement is located on Route 31 South, adjacent to Historic Jamestowne, just 10 minutes from the restored area of Williamsburg, Va. From Richmond, take I-64 to Exit 234 (Lightfoot).
www.historyisfun.org /General-Information.htm   (378 words)

  
 Embassy of the U.S. London: Current Issues: United Kingdom: From London to Jamestown, 400 Years Later
The story of Jamestown begins in London in 1606, when James I granted the Virginia Company a charter to "make habitation, plantation andÂ… deduce a colony of sundry of our people" between the French-occupied lands to the north of the St. Lawrence River, and Spanish territories in Florida.
For many years, it appeared that nothing remained of the original settlement in Jamestown, but in one of the great archeological finds in American history, remnants of the original Jamestown fort - long believed to have been washed into the river - were discovered in the 1990s.
At Jamestown, the weekend of May 11-13 has been designated "America's Anniversary Weekend," marked by special performances (including a 1,607-voice choir) and highlighting the history-changing significance of the Jamestown settlement.
www.usembassy.org.uk /gb051.html   (1397 words)

  
 Jamestown 400
JAMESTOWN, Va. -- The organizers say 3.3 million people celebrated Jamestown's 400th -- and with the money the state spent, that nets out at $30 a head.
But if you exclude two big groups the organizers count -- the 1.1 million who were at the Smithsonian's annual Folklife Festival in Washington and the million students who clicked on a webcast last year -- the cost was higher.
Erecting the highway marker on Route 5 to tell a story of an act of chillling callousness carried out against Paspahegh Indians in 1610 is an example of American Indian history being included in the national lexicon.
explorejamestown400.com   (218 words)

  
 Event Calendar
Topics in the third cycle, running November 2007 through January 2008, will explore the parallel development of the cities of Edo (Tokyo) and Paris in the early 17th century, scientific measurement, the transmission of knowledge, literature promoting colonization, the beginnings of museums as cabinets of curiosity, and the impact of theater on British identiy.
At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English colonists and Powhatan Indians.
At Jamestown Settlement, a film and special guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony.
historyisfun.org /calendar.htm   (558 words)

  
 Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg - Reviews of Jamestown Settlement - IgoUgo
Jamestown Settlement represents the 400 year old village of the same name.
The settlement at Jamestown predates the colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts by thirteen years.
It was at Jamestown not Plymouth that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated (not a happy gathering of Indians and Colonists sharing a meal either).
www.igougo.com /travelcontent/journalEntryActivity.aspx?Mode=2&ReviewID=1141078   (250 words)

  
 Jamestown Virginia, Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Jamestown, Jamestown History, Jamestown Settlers
The Jamestown Settlement, jointly administered by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and the National Park Service, maintains a mission to preserve and protect the original site of the first permanent English settlement in North America.
During your visit to Jamestown Virginia, you can take part in interactive exercises designed to give users an idea of how Jamestown archaeologists do their work, or you can visit the Teacher’s corner where you can obtain information on educational programs (entrance fee waiver for educational institutions).
If you’re an adult visiting Jamestown Virginia, the Jamestown Settlement park offers Adult Group Tours where the research database of the Jamestown Rediscovery archaeology project is the basis for the information presented on Jamestown settlers and the town in general.
www.destination360.com /north-america/us/virginia/jamestown.php   (537 words)

  
 Your Teacher Takes You to Colonial Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Jamestown colonists came from different social classes, but many were gentleman not used to working with their hands.
Jamestown was not the first English colony in Virginia.
She is wearing a helmet and breastplate of metal, a tinderbox and bandoleer of powder for her matchlock firearm, and a cutlass hangs at her side.
www.ohlone.palo-alto.ca.us /Williamsburg/jamestown_settlement.htm   (397 words)

  
 Tyler Morning Telegraph - JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Visitors to Jamestown may come away sharing the English writer G.K. Chesterton's sense that history "is only a confused heap of facts." That confused heap is literally visible in the ongoing archaeological work at Historic Jamestowne, which is administered by APVA Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service.
In his book "Jamestown Rediscovery 1994-2004," worth reading before or during a visit to the area, Kelso aims to disabuse visitors of the "traditional historical interpretation." That grim perspective is partly reflected in "The New World" as a cinematic picture of conflict, squalor and death during the settlement's earliest years.
The most notable shifts in interpretation at Jamestown Settlement are coming indoors, in a sleek and capacious new visitor-services and interpretive complex that is gearing up to host a special exhibition with a global focus starting next spring.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=16896578&BRD=1994&PAG=461&dept_id=510178&rfi=6   (1901 words)

  
 CNN.com - Jamestown already planning for 400th - Nov. 1, 2003
A replica of the ship Godspeed, which landed in 1607 at Jamestown, will sail to 10 East Coast cities as a floating museum to mark the 400th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in America.
Jamestown was settled by the English under a charter granted by King James I to the Virginia Company of London.
Today, much of the settlement, referred to as Historic Jamestowne, is owned by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities and the National Park Service.
www.cnn.com /2003/TRAVEL/11/01/travel.jamestown.ap/index.html   (559 words)

  
 LIVE FROM JAMESTOWN™ Tuesday, October 23, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jamestown turned out to be a poor place for a settlement, and life for the early settlers was very difficult.
The Powhatan had realized that the British settlement would continue to grow, and they did not want to lose the land that had been theirs long before the settlers arrived.
The settlement began as a commercial enterprise and grew into the first of what would become a nation of British colonies.
www.historychannel.com /exhibits/jamestown/jamestowninsert1.html   (527 words)

  
 Jamestown! (inside the fort)
In 1607, some 13 years before the voyage of the Mayflower, an expedition sponsored by the Virginia Company of London established the first permanent English settlement in America.
The colony was located on the north bank of the James river estuary, and was named Jamestown, in honor of king James the First.
The Jamestown Settlement is a recreation of how the colony looked in the early years, about 1615.
www.geocities.com /randolphch/jamestown.html   (80 words)

  
 History Net-A Brief History of Jamestown, Virginia
The rest of the ships had limped into Jamestown in August of 1609, their passengers mostly sick or hurt--one ship was said to carry the plague--and provided nothing but extra mouths to feed--400, in fact.
Raleigh was on difficult terms with James; a favorite of Elizabeth I, he had tried 3 times in the 1580s to establish a permanent English settlement in Virginia (the last had been the especially ill-fated "Lost Colony" on Roanoke Island), and had named the state itself for the Virgin Queen.
Raleigh must have followed the Jamestown developments avidly from his cell, and even wrote a letter to Queen Anne in 1610, begging to be allowed to lend his services in person to the colony.
www.historian.org /local/jamstwnva.htm   (4582 words)

  
 Jamestown Settlement
If you're looking for the ultimate history lesson, then the Jamestown Settlement should be at the top of your sightseeing list when you visit the Williamsburg area.
Walk through the exhibits of the Jamestown Settlement and absorb the history of Jamestown through film, galleries and living history performances.
this year we went to see the jamestown settlement and it was truly a great lesson in our history.
www.vacationsmadeeasy.com /WilliamsburgVA/activity/JamestownSettlement.cfm   (208 words)

  
 Not a Jamestown Bed and Breakfast, but Only Moments Away in Williamsburg, Virginia: Jamestown Settlement VA
The Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum and tells the story of the colonists who discovered and settled Jamestown, and describes the culture of the Powhatan Indians.
As the population of Jamestown increased, the colonists left the confines of the James Fort and built dwellings to the east.
Jamestown remained the capital of Virginia until 1699 when the seat of government moved to Williamsburg.
www.boxwoodinn.com /jamestown.htm   (684 words)

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