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Jamestown postcard post card - Meet me on the War Path at the Jamestown Exposition, Jamestown, VA
Meet me on the War Path at the Jamestown Exposition, Jamestown, VA

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Captain John Smith, Governor of Virginia 1608 300th Anniversary Commemorative Monument 'Susan Constant' replica, Jamestown, VA
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Jamestown is in James City, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.

The community was named after King James I

The latitude of Jamestown is 37.208N. The longitude is -76.774W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.


Jamestown is on the James River
Site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World, established in 1607 when the Virginia Company of London began sending colonists

The death rate was devastating in the early years of the community; thousands of settlers succumbed to sickness and food shortages. Pocahontas came to the island often, to visit Capt. John Smith

Historic sites and museums: Colonial Historical Park

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James City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jamestown political report.

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