Home of the First Settler

Home of the First Settler (HM1D39)

Location: Cape Charles, VA 23310 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.923', W 75° 56.879'

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Thomas Savage, a lad of thirteen, arrived at Jamestown on 2 Jan. 1608 with Capt. Christopher Newport on the ship John and Francis. John Smith later wrote, "The next day Newport came a shore....A boy named Thomas Savage (whom Newport called son) was then given unto Powhatan." Savage resided several years with the Indians, growing up in association with Pocahontas. He became proficient in the Indian languages and later served as an interpreter. Savage settled on the Eastern Shore by 1619. There Debedeavon, the "Laughing King," gave him a large tract of land, perhaps 9,000 acres for increasing trade with the Indians.
HM NumberHM1D39
Marker NumberWY 8
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 416037 N 4133979
Decimal Degrees37.34871667, -75.94798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.923', W 75° 56.879'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 55.38" N, 75° 56' 52.74" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16746-16782 Courthouse Rd, Cape Charles VA 23310, US
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