Jamestown General

  • Side of the church from the graveyard
    Side of the church from the graveyard
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  • Cross in the churchyard
    Cross in the churchyard
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  • Pocahontas
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  • 1. Pocahontas

    Pocahontas was born in 1595. She was the daughter of Powhatan, an Indian chief who's village was near the Jamestown landing. What I found interesting is that Pocahontas was not her real name. Her...

  • 2. Captain John Smith

    John Smith is credited with establishing the first settlement in the America's in April 1607. He also credited with establishing trade with the local Indians. This was essential for the survival of...

  • 3. James Fort

    The first structure at Jamestown was a fort. The fort is known to be in a triangle shape from a drawing made by a Spanish Ambassador in 1609. However the exact location of the fort was not known until...

  • 4. Cemetery and Graves

    In the Jamestown Church Cemetery, there are a number of graves. Since there was little natural stone for grave markers, they had to be imported, usually from...

  • 5. Statues and Monuments

    On of my favorites is the Pocahontas Statue, by the artist William Ordway Partridge. Captain John Smith felt that she saved his life at least twice.His statue...

  • 6. Colonial Dames Construction

    There were five previous churches on this site. The first meetings were held under an old 'saile' that served as an awning. The building that replaced it burned...

  • 7. Jamestown Tercentennial Monument

    This monument is 103 feet tall and was erected by the United States in 1907 on the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. It bears the...

  • 8. Jamestown Exposition 1907

    In 1907, Jamestown had the three hundred year anniversary of the founding of the colony. There was a huge Exposition. It was held from April 26 to December 1,...

  • 9. Two Parks

    There actually two parks at Jamestown and they may be easily confused one with the other. When my children were small, we went first to the Jamestown Festival...

  • 10. Take the Time to Listen

    If you want to get the most out of your visit to Jamestown, you'll definitely want to take the time to watch and listen to as many of the historic reinactors as...

  • 11. Jamestown Settlement

    This theme park (for want of a better word) retells the history of Jamestown and offers many different things to see and do. First there is a film Jamestown:the...

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