• Structure 17, Glassblowing and Island Drive

    Historic Jamestowne

    Part of Colonial National Historical Park Virginia

Places

From earliest times Jamestown was divided into several sub-areas. Old Towne is where Jamestown began as a settlement and where the original James Fort of 1607 has been rediscovered. To the East of Old Towne is New Towne where Jamestown grew into a city of manufacturing, busniesses, homes and the seat of government after the fort no longer exsist.

Other areas up and down the James River have also had significant influence on Jamestown's history, areas like Green Spring, Henrico, Martin's Hundred and others. The links under this catagory provide you with some of that history.

Did You Know?

Tree ring section showing drought periods 1587-1589 and 1606-1612

Dendrochronology, the study of tree rings, indicates the Jamestown colonists arrived during the worst drought period in over 800 years for the lower Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia.