A Defensible Site
The narrow isthmus connecting Jamestown with the mainland was under water during high tide; the peninsula itself jutted into the James, affording the settlers a view several miles up and down the river from where they built their fort. Two and a half centuries later, Confederate earthworks would be constructed on the 1607 fort site.
Did You Know?
Sturgeon are a prehistoric fish that have been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth. The colonists at Jamestown wrote that the rivers “swarmeth” with sturgeon.