VIRGINIA IS THE PLACE TO SETTLE

WHY VIRGINIA IS THE PLACE TO BE

About us...

  • Virginia was the first part of the country permanently settled by the English, who established Jamestown on the banks of the James River in 1607.
  • The settlers of Jamestown from 1624 mandated that white Virginians worship in the Church of England or the Anglican Church and support its upkeep with their taxes.
  • Jamestown was intended to become the core of long-term settlement efforts, creating new wealth for the London investors and recruiting English society in North America
  • settlers have a number of small industries, including glassmaking, wood production, and pitch and tar and potash manufacture.
  • Tobacco is the main cash crop
  • Our government is a representative democracy
  • Our leader is John Smith
  • We have built many forts and has a strait leading to England.
  • There are many "Indians" on this site but one of our beloved, John Wolfe, marries the chief's daughter Pocahontas.

TIMELINE

1600 WINTER: This winter is often called the “starving time,” when the population of Virginia shrank from about 300 to 90. The Powhatan Indians placed the settlement under siege at this time. The siege warfare lasted about four years.

1600 AUGUST: English soldiers raided the Chickahominy and Paspahegh villages, killing the wife of the Paspahegh chief and her children.

1614: By 1614, John Rolfe had sent his first shipment of tobacco to England.

1616 JUNE: Dale took Pocahontas and John Rolfe, with their infant son, Thomas, to England to promote investment in Virginia.