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First Germans at Jamestown WT-2 | Marker History

First Germans at Jamestown Marker, WT-2

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.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1996
Region: Tidewater Region
Geographic Location: James City County
Physical Description of Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185. Located on Jamestown Road (Rt. 31), less than 1/5 of a mile southwest of the junction of Jamestown Road (Rt. 31) and State Route 614. Marker is on the left when traveling southwest on Jamestown Road (Rt. 31).
GPS Location: 37.227704,-76.782711
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