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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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  • Tidewater book groups read across genre and style

    Tidewater book groups read across genre and style
    Local book groups choose books in a variety of ways, but one thing in common is the variety of topics and genres selected. Here's a sampling of books chosen in the past year. An asterisk (*) denotes a local author.   Delta Kappa Gamma Book Club...
  • Dan Downs steps aside as Lafayette boys basketball head coach

    JAMES CITY - Dan Downs has stepped aside as Lafayette High boys basketball head coach after one season. He will remain with the Rams as an assistant coach, school athletic director Dan Barner said, and as a history teacher at the school. "He made the...
  • VDOT: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back to full service

    VDOT: Jamestown-Scotland Ferry back to full service
    The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is back to full service after one of its vessels stalled Wednesday, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The Pocahontas was out for repairs Thursday morning, resulting in reduced service. All...
  • An all girl fire inspired summer camp heats up Hampton

    HAMPTON – Summer on the Peninsula is a time for adventure – plenty of which is in store for students at some unique summer camps this season. From time travel and horseback riding, to invention and firefighting, these camps will keep kids busy...
  • Camp Invention analyzes children's creative process

    NEWPORT NEWS – Summer on the Peninsula is a time for adventure – plenty of which is in store for students at some unique summer camps this season. From time travel and horseback riding, to invention and firefighting, these camps will keep kids...
  • Rewriting history at James Fort

     Rewriting history at James Fort
    Since pushing their first shovel into the ground 20 years ago, Jamestown archaeologists have rewritten the history of America's first permanent English settlement numerous times, beginning with the 1996 discovery of the landmark fort that most people...
  • Bolingbrook police reports: Profane person throws candy; DVDs swiped; and more

    Bolingbrook police reports: Profane person throws candy; DVDs swiped; and more
    The following items were taken from police reports: An unknown offender yelled profanities, threw candy and knocked over a display rack June 5 in a business in the 1000 block of South Weber Road. The loss and damage were valued at $200. An unknown...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
  • Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: NCAA track finals tough on HU's Holloway, Grafton grad King

    College track and field: At the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore., Hampton University sophomore Trey Holloway was eighth — last in the championship race — in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 13.91. Oregon’s Devon Allen won in 13....
  • Warming Effects Put Landmarks In Peril

    On this Independence Day, many Americans will visit Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, behind which stands a large statue of patriot Samuel Adams. Arms folded, grim-faced, Adams is portrayed as demanding that British troops be removed from the city after the...
  • Inside the BRD: Grafton puts three, Jamestown two on 4A all-state boys soccer first team

    Grafton High put three players from its Group 4A state semifinalists on the Virginia High School Coaches Association all-state first team, while Bay Rivers District champ Jamestown put two on the first team and one on the second. The Grafton...