A Jamestown Warehouse 1630s-1699

A Jamestown Warehouse 1630s-1699 (HMB8P)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.474', W 76° 46.646'

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That at last Christmas we had trading here ten ships from London, two from Bristoll, twelve Hollanders, and seven from New-England.
A Perfect Description of Virginia, 1649

Jamestown's waterfront property was prime real estate. Governor Harvey wrote "that there was not one foote of ground for half a mile together by the Rivers side in James Towne but was taken up and undertaken to be built ?." As the colony's official port of entry, Jamestown needed warehouses for imported cargoes.

After 1633, when the Virginia General Assembly made Jamestown one of five inspection points for examining and grading tobacco, warehouses also served planters ready to ship their crop to English markets.

Historic records suggest that, around 1638, merchant William Parry built a warehouse on this lot. By the 1660s, John Bland II operated a warehouse at this location.
HM NumberHMB8P
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342275 N 4119415
Decimal Degrees37.20790000, -76.77743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.474', W 76° 46.646'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 28.44" N, 76° 46' 38.76" 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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