First Germans At Jamestown
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD
N 37° 13.786 W 076° 46.809
18S E 342080 N 4121846
Quick Description: A marker noting the arrival of Germans in Jamestown, Virginia in 1608.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2011 5:49:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMBJ1Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
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Long Description:
The text of the marker reads:
"WT 2 First Germans At Jamestown - The first Germans to land in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in Virginia, arrived aboard the vessel 'Mary and Margaret' about 1 October 1608. These Germans were glassmakers and carpenters. In 1620, German mineral specialists and saw-millwrights followed, to work and settle in the Virginia colony. These pioneers and skilled craftsmen were the forerunners of the many millions of Germans who settled in America and became the single largest national group to populate the United States. Department of Historic Resources. 1996."
Marker Number: WT-2

Marker Title: WT 2 First Germans At Jamestown

Marker Location: Roadside on Jamestown Road

County or Independent City: Jamestown, Virginia

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Virginia Department of Historic Resources

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