The Site of the First Landing

The Site of the First Landing (HM7BK)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.585', W 76° 46.828'

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The site of the first landing is directly ahead of you in the river. During the years since 1607, the river has eroded about 25 acres of this part of Jamestown Island. The original shoreline was close to the present edge of the river channel, somewhat more than 100 yards offshore from the seawall.

"The thirteenth day {of May 1607} we came to our seating place ? where our shippes doe lie so neere the shoare that they are moored to the Trees in six fathom{s of} water. The fourteenth day we landed our men ?"
George Percy, Relations, 1608.
HM NumberHM7BK
Placed ByColonial National Historical Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342010 N 4119625
Decimal Degrees37.20975000, -76.78046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.585', W 76° 46.828'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 35.10" N, 76° 46' 49.68" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1365 Colonial National Historic Pkwy, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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