Fort James

Fort James (HMHHN)

Location: Lanexa, VA 23089 New Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 25.356', W 76° 54.926'

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A mile and a half south of here on the Chickahominy River stood Moysonec, an Indian village. Some of the Chickahominy Indians residing there captured Captain John Smith in 1607. In the wake of the 1644 Indian uprising, the colonists sought to control Native American access to the lower Peninsula. Thomas Rolfe, son of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, constructed Fort James at Moysonec in exchange for the land on which it stood. The colonists manned the fort for only three years.
Marker NumberW 23
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 330511 N 4143476
Decimal Degrees37.42260000, -76.91543333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.356', W 76° 54.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 21.36" N, 76° 54' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)804, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2220 S Waterside Dr, Lanexa VA 23089, US
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