Argall Town

Argall Town (HM19JL)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.62', W 76° 47.028'

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About 1617, Deputy Governor Samuel Argall established a settlement on 300 acres near here. Situated on land that had been formerly inhabited by the Paspahegh Indians, the group of dispersed buildings was incorporated into the 3,000-acre Governor's Land tract. John Rolfe reported in 1619 that the settlers had "good & convenyent houses" and that they had "done best of all New-Comers." Nevertheless by 1627 the residents had petitioned to leave the area because of exhausted soil, decayed houses, and difficulty in defending the settlement from attack.
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HM NumberHM19JL
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Marker NumberWT 5
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:56pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341750 N 4121545
Decimal Degrees37.22700000, -76.78380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.62', W 76° 47.028'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 37.20" N, 76° 47' 1.68" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2225 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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