Historical Marker Search

You searched for City|State|Country: , va us

Showing results 1 to 10 of 79
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W1T_storehouse-first-well-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
"We digged a faire Well of fresh water in the Fort of excellent, sweet water which till then was wanting." - John Smith Here, at the center of the triangular James Fort, archaeologists found remains of a storehouse and the fort's first …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W15_palisades-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
"our extreme toil in bearing and planting palisades so strained and bruised us, and our continual labor in the extremity of heat had so weakened us" - John Smith These replicated sections of James Fort's palisades are set directly above…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W11_the-tombstones-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
The marker is made up of two panelsSince there is little natural stone in tidewater Virginia, tombstones were rare in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Almost all had to be imported, usually from England. Mnay of the people buried here aft…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W0Y_the-tombs-of-james-and-sarah-blair-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
The tombs before you mark the final resting places of The Reverend Dr. James Blair and his wife Sarah. Shortly after Dr. Blair was interred here, the church was abandoned in favor of a new building on the 'mainland'. The church and the graveyard g…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W0X_barracks-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
Like this experimental frame structure before you, most buildings found at James Fort were of earthfast or post-in-ground construction.Main structural posts were seated directly in the ground without the use of footings. Once the building disappea…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VAT_church-on-the-main-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
The Church on the Main, which lies ahead, was built of brick in about 1750, along the main road connecting Jamestown and Williamsburg. It replaced the fifth church at Jamestown and was used by James City Parish, the community in this vicinity. Dur…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VAS_church-on-the-main-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
This 30 x60' brick church, marked by the remnants of a builder's trench, was constructed in a simple rectangular plan with doors on the west and the south. Holes marking the location of scaffolding employed during construction flank the perimeter …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VAR_church-on-the-main-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
This archaeological site consists of the remains of the church, the cemetery, and the surrounding fences. All that remains to indicate the location and size of the church below grade is a small remnant of the foundation builder's trench. The 30' x…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VAE_governors-land-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
In November 1618, The Virginia Company instructed Governor George Yeardley to set aside 3,000 acres of land "in the best and most convenient place of the territory of Jamestown" to be "the seat and land of the Governor of Virginia.&…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VAD_bacons-rebellion-historical_Williamsburg-VA.html
In 1676 the colony became embroiled in the popular uprising known as Bacon's Rebellion. Frontier settlers whose homesteads were attacked by hostile Indians, asked Governor Berkeley's government for protection. Fearful and frustrated by the lack o…
PAGE 1 OF 8