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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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  • 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...
  • Camp Invention analyzes kids creative process

    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 while building...
  • Jamestown-Scotland ferry Pocahontas returned to service

    Jamestown-Scotland ferry Pocahontas returned to service
    JAMES CITY - The Virginia Department of Transportation has returned the ferry Pocahontas to regular service. An engine stalled Wednesday afternoon, according to a press release. Repairs have been completed and the vessel passed inspections before...
  • Inside the BRD: Dan Downs steps aside as Lafayette boys basketball head coach and will remain as assistant

    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 call," Barner...
  • 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...
  • Business Column: Past mistakes can haunt job seekers

    Business Column: Past mistakes can haunt job seekers
    WILLIAMSBURG — It's probably true that we've become a less trusting society. It certainly seems to be true in the case of employers looking over job applications. According to Allison & Taylor Inc., a reference-checking and background company,...
  • Teens rescued from the James River as drivers waiting for ferry assist

    Teens rescued from the James River as drivers waiting for ferry assist
    JAMES CITY - Two teens swept away from the beach while swimming in the James River were rescued near the Jamestown-Scotland ferry after they were spotted by a driver on the dock. Capt. David Hardin with the Williamsburg-James City Sheriff's Office...
  • Floating classroom on the James River teaches life lessons

    Floating classroom on the James River teaches life lessons
    Canoes replaced desks for local students embarking on a "floating classroom" summer expedition. Thirty teens from 17 Virginia high schools will collectively travel all 340 miles of the James River over the course of three eight-day trips. They will...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 9: Depleted landscape; Recycling; Beware of scams

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for July 9: Depleted landscape; Recycling; Beware of scams
    Depleted landscape "Our best birds are declining in number and there's little change in sight. Our gardens need birds. The land is being skimmed for housing developments and replaced with skimpy, lookalike houses. It's heartbreaking when the...
  • James City honors historical preservation with 2014 awards

    James City honors historical preservation with 2014 awards
    JAMES CITY - Boy Scout Troop 103, Richard Costello and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation-Preservation Virginia partnership have been selected by the James City County Historical Commission as the winners of the 2014 Historical Preservation Awards,...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

     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...