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Jamestown (Jamestown, Virginia)

The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. Show more » The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later --... Show more »
The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. Show more » The Jamestown Colony in Virginia was settled on Jamestown Island on May 14, 1607. Jamestown is commonly regarded as the first permanent English settlement in the United States. It was the capital of the Virginia Colony until 92 years later -- in 1699 -- when it was relocated to Williamsburg. Current historical attractions include Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement, and nearby Colonial Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown. « Show less « Show less

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  • Fort Monroe, Jamestown and NASA sites at risk from climate change

    Fort Monroe, Jamestown and NASA sites at risk from climate change
    When Hurricane Isabel struck Hampton Roads in 2003, flooding at Jamestown damaged nearly a million artifacts and submerged the remains of a 400-year-old furnace. Jamestown Island proper and the archaeological dig at its historic fort, built by the...
  • Gloucester site of Pocahontas' home could become national park

    Gloucester site of Pocahontas' home could become national park
    GLOUCESTER — Just as John Smith did 400 years ago, Gov. Terry McAuliffe arrived by boat at Werowocomoco on the banks of the York River to survey in person a land of rich history and great promise. McAuliffe visited on Tuesday the farm owned by Bob...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport high school roundup: Heritage boys post shutout for conference tennis title

    Wednesday's multi-sport high school roundup: Heritage boys post shutout for conference tennis title
    Boys tennis: Heritage captured the Ironclad Conference 18 team tournament title Wednesday with a 5-0 shutout of Nansemond River at Huntington Park. Lorenzo Judkins, Joe Holloway Jr., Jahad Mills, Johnathen Holloway and Antonio Shinnery won in straight...
  • Bombs tossed out car windows in Chinese terror attack; 31 dead

    Witnesses described bombers flinging explosives out of car windows Thursday as two vehicles plowed through a crowded morning market in northwestern China, leaving at least 31 people dead and 94 injured. It was the most sophisticated in a spate of recent...
  • Xinjiang attacks attributed to China's Uighurs grow in sophistication

    Xinjiang attacks attributed to China's Uighurs grow in sophistication
    Zhou Ping had just taken out her wallet to pay for her vegetables at a busy street market when the SUV burst through the barriers, overturning tables laden with fresh produce and knocking the 50-year-old retiree to the pavement. The vehicle came to a...
  • Weather is affecting migration behavior

    Weather is affecting migration behavior
    The prolonged cold and fluctuating temperatures have been hard on Virginia's migratory birds. Waterfowl should have left by this time, and in fact, tundra swans and Canada geese made a big push northward just before the latest cold front. They may be...
  • Thursday's multi-sport high school roundup: Menchville boys breeze into PenSouth tennis final

    Boys tennis: Group 5A: Menchville, which has lost only one dual match in two years, rolled into the PenSouth Conference 10 championship match by shutting out Indian River 6-0 Thursday morning at Huntington Park. Matt Strehle, Austen Delnicki,...
  • Colonial Rivers Conference 25 baseball and softball tournament picture coming into focus

    While there might be some slight tweaking Friday, the Colonial Rivers Conference 25 baseball and softball tournament picture is moving into focus. The eight-team Group 3A conference, which involves five Bay Rivers District schools, begins quarterfinal...
  • Living Here: Getting around

    Living Here: Getting around
    Transportation and traffic are perennial topics in Hampton Roads, a region laced with interstates and highways and dependent on a range of water crossings, from bridge-tunnels to drawbridges to ferries. The area also has two airports, rail transport and...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places & things

    Living Here:  Famous people, places & things
    Famous people, places & things People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...
  • Late Thursday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results and pairings

    Baseball Playoff for Monitor-Merrimac Conference tournament’s top seed and Group 6A South Regional berth: Western Branch 7, Woodside 1   GLOUCESTER 9, WARHILL 0    Warhill 000 000 0 — 0 2 2 Gloucester 001 260 x — 9 11 0    WP:...