John Rolfe

John Rolfe (HM1QEG)

Location: Newport News, VA 23604
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 8.911', W 76° 36.141'

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The earliest prominent settler on Mulberry Island was John Rolfe, who with others owned a 1700-acre plantation there. Rolfe's introduction of a new type of tobacco was the economic salvation of the Jamestown Colony. After the death of his 2nd wife, the famous Pocohontas, he married Jane, daughter of Cpt Wm. Pierce, who also had land here. Rolfe died about the time of the 1622 Indian uprising.
Year Placed1975
Placed ByVirginia Society Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Corporation of Newport News, Virginia
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Date Added Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 357701 N 4112549
Decimal Degrees37.14851667, -76.60235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.911', W 76° 36.141'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 54.66" N, 76° 36' 8.46" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Mulberry Island Rd, Newport News VA 23604, US
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