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ID: 7015896
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Jamestown (deserted settlement)  Jamestown (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 37 12 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 37.2000  decimal degrees
Long: 076 46 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -76.7667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on island (formerly a peninsula) in James river; was first permanent English settlement in America; site was marshy, and subject to starvation, disease and raids by Amerindians in 17th century; site where first African slaves were brought to the Colonies.

Names:
Jamestown (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for King James I by British settlers in 1607

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Virginia (state)  ............  Virginia (state) (P)
Hierarchy of James City (county)  ................  James City (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Jamestown Island (island)  ....................  Jamestown Island (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Jamestown (deserted settlement)  ........................  Jamestown (deserted settlement) (P)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)
archaeological site (C)
tourist center (C)
transport point (C)
battlefield (H)
capital (H)  ............  of Virginia, 1607-1698
inhabited place (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Jamestown..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:436
....................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 490
....................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51013510
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 565
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 436; 1:436
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 490
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51013510
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 565
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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