Governor's Land

Governor's Land (HMXX)

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

N 37° 14.105', W 76° 47.108'

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Situated near Jamestown, Governor's Land originally was a 3,000-acre tract encompassing open fields between the James River and Powhatan Creek. The Virginia Company of London set the parcel aside in 1618 to seat tenants who worked the land, giving half the profits to maintain the office of the governor. Deputy Governor Samuel Argall had already established the private settlement of Argall's Town in these environs in 1617. Virginia governors also leased the property to others. Colonial leaders including William Drummond, governor of the Carolina proprietary (1665-1667) and an insurgent in Bacon's Rebellion of 1676 held lease-holds here. Portions of tract provided income to Virginia governors into the 18th century.
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HM NumberHMXX
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Marker NumberV-41
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:13am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341649 N 4122444
Decimal Degrees37.23508333, -76.78513333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.105', W 76° 47.108'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 6.30" N, 76° 47' 6.48" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2584-2590 VA-614, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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