Jamestown, VA is the site of the first permanent English settlement in the United States of America. It is known today as "America's birthplace" and "Where America began." Jamestown was established in 1607 and named after King James I, king of Great Britain*. Also bearing the king's name are the James River, Jamestown Island, James Fort, James City, etc. Cape Henry, in Virginia (located not far from the mouth of the James River), is named for King James I's son, Prince Henry.

*James I is the king who specially commanded the translation of what came to be known as the Authorized (King James) Version of 1611 of the Holy Bible.




Chronicles of the United States of America: From Adam to Jamestown to Independence--and Beyond

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