Blockhouses Near Jamestown

Blockhouses Near Jamestown (HM19JK)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.624', W 76° 47.022'

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In the first few years of the English settlement at Jamestown, colonists built small, isolated, fortified structures—called blockhouses—around the perimeter of the main settlement to provide refuges, observation posts, and rallying points in the case of attack. On 29 Mar. 1611, Paspahegh Indians, who consistently resisted the English incursion into their territory, attacked the blockhouse near here, killing the soldiers stationed there. The attack was in retaliation for the Feb. killing of their leader Wowinchapuncke. On 20 May 1611, Sir Thomas Dale directed the raising of another blockhouse "on the north side of our back river to prevent the Indians from killing our cattle."
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HM NumberHM19JK
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Marker NumberWT 3
Year Placed2011
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341759 N 4121552
Decimal Degrees37.22706667, -76.78370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.624', W 76° 47.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 37.44" N, 76° 47' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2225 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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