First Africans In Jamestown Historical

First Africans In Jamestown Historical (HM1U1O)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185 James City County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.782', W 76° 46.823'

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The first documented Africans in mainland English America arrived at Point Comfort (in present-day Hampton) late in Aug. 1619. Colonial officials traded food for these "20 and odd" Africans, who had been seized from a Portuguese slave ship en route to Spanish America. Some of the Africans were transported to Jamestown shortly thereafter. By 1625 at least nine African men and women lived here. Many of the colony's early Africans were held as slaves, but some individuals became free. A legal framework for hereditary, lifelong slavery evolved in Virginia during the 1600s. The United States abolished slavery in 1865
HM NumberHM1U1O
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342059 N 4121839
Decimal Degrees37.22970000, -76.78038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.782', W 76° 46.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 46.92" N, 76° 46' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000-2048 VA-31, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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