Prior to 1619, Native Americans occupied this prominent peninsula along the upper James River, now called Jordan's Point. Arriving in Jamestown by 1610, Samuel Jordan served in July 1619 in Jamestown as a burgess for Charles City in the New World's oldest legislative assembly. A year later, he patented a 450-acre tract here known first as Beggar's Bush and later as Jordan's Journey. He survived the massive Powhatan Indian attack of March 1622 here at his plantation, a palisaded fort that enclosed 11 buildings. He remained at Jordan's Journey with his wife, Cicely, and their daughters until his death in 1623.
Geographic Location: Prince George County
Physical Description of Location: Northeast corner of intersection between Jordan Point Road (Virginia 156 and 106) and Jordan Parkway, Hopewell, VA 23860. Marker is on right when traveling north on Jordan Point Road.
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