John Rolfe

John Rolfe (HMGLV)

Location: Richmond, VA 23231
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 28.566', W 77° 22.512'

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1585-1622

John Rolfe emigrated from England to Virginia in 1610 and settled in what was to become Henrico County. In 1612 he imported tobacco seeds from Trinidad and cultivated a new strain of mild tobacco. He shipped part of his harvest to England in 1614, and by 1619 tobacco had become Virginia's major money crop. In 1614 Rolfe married Pocahontas, a daughter of Chief Powhatan, and they had one son, Thomas. Rolfe and his family sailed in 1616 to England where Pocahontas died in 1617. Rolfe returned to Virginia, where he died in 1622.
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HM NumberHMGLV
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Marker NumberV 31
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289973 N 4150339
Decimal Degrees37.47610000, -77.37520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.566', W 77° 22.512'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 33.96" N, 77° 22' 30.72" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6901 Messer Rd, Richmond VA 23231, US
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