Jamestown Island

Jamestown Island (HMBDQ)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.391', W 76° 46.288'

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Jamestown island formed many thousands of years ago from a series of shoals along the James River. When colonists arrived in 1607, an isthmus connected the island to the mainland, and a "paradise" of virgin hardwoods covered the land.

By 1800, the isthmus had eroded, and the forest had been cleared for farming. In the 1800s, the Ambler and Travis families ran large plantations here. From the island's rim, Confederate forts guarded the river channel during the Civil War.

Today, the loop road around the island affords views of the James River, the marshes, and the regenerating forest.
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342802 N 4119252
Decimal Degrees37.20651667, -76.77146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.391', W 76° 46.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 23.46" N, 76° 46' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1670 Island Drive, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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