Pitch and Tar Swamp

Pitch and Tar Swamp (HMB94)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.559', W 76° 46.609'

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To the north, Jamestown Island is ringed with slow moving water and a marsh of reeds, cypress, and pine. One of the first industries attempted at Jamestown was the extraction of pitch and tar from the pine trees in this swampy area. Pitch, tar, and the pine trees themselves were used for shipbuilding.
HM NumberHMB94
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342333 N 4119571
Decimal Degrees37.20931667, -76.77681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.559', W 76° 46.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 33.54" N, 76° 46' 36.54" 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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