Why Settle on Jamestown?
A disease-ridden, bug-infested swamp with bad water: what a place to found a colony! But there were advantages as well to what was chosen as the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America.
To learn more about each reason contributing to the selection of Jamestown in 1607, click on the title next to each of the six images below.
Did You Know?
Atlantic Sturgeon were over-fished in the 1890’s,coupled with a decline in water quality,the population is now greatly reduced;Atlantic Surgeon are now a protected species. The James River is the only river in the Chesapeake region with a confirmed breeding population.