Jamestown, Virginia, Jamestowne, The Jamestowne Colony

Jamestowne – The First Permanent English Settlement In North America

In 1606, English settlers, from the Virginia Company, began their journey to North America. In 1607, the English settlers arrived to the banks of the James River to form Jamestowne, which was also known as the Jamestowne Colony.

Captain John Smith and the settlers built a fort in an area that became known as “Old Towne”. The fort was constructed to protect the settlers from members of the 30 different Powhatan tribes, some of which expressed hostility to the settlers.

I’m the 1900s, Congress designated the lands within Jamestowne as a U.S. National Park.

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