Jamestown/Plymouth

History Project

Plymouth

November 1620 the Mayflower arrived in Cape Cod Massachusetts. They landed north of their destination. The unloaded near what today is Plymouth Rock

Jamestown

Virginia Company of London financed 100 colonists

Named the first permanent English settlement Jamestown in 1607 Colony was on swampland

Bad drinking water and poor farmland

Wasted time looking for gold

Many died the first year from disease and starvation