Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Virginia Beach – The First Landing Of The English Settlers Establishing Jamestown

When the English settlers seeking to build a permanent settlement in North America, after the failures of Newfoundland settlement in Virginia, the Raleigh Island settlement in North Carolina and the Giffin Island in Canada, arrived to Virginia Beach, Virginia Captain John Smith was not part of the “Landing Party” since he was still in the jail on the Susan Constant ship for attempting mutiny. On April 26, 1607, Admiral Christoper Newport arranged for thirty men to be part of the Landing Party. That group of men decided to move the potential settlement down south of the coast to what would eventually become Jamestown, Virginia.

Statue of Christopher Newport at Christopher Newport University.

In present day, the site of the “First Landing” before for the first permanent settlement in North America is called the, “First Landing State Park”.

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