Jamestown

Jamestown
noun
a former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of Norfolk; site of the first permanent English settlement in America in 1607
Instance Hypernyms: ↑village, ↑hamlet
Part Holonyms: ↑Virginia, ↑Old Dominion, ↑Old Dominion State, ↑VA

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Jamestown [Jamestown]
the first permanent community of English people in North America, in what is now ↑Virginia. It was established on 14 May 1607 by the London Company and named after King ↑James I. John Smith was an early leader. The first tobacco farms were begun here in 1612. The church tower and some graves remain, and are visited by many tourists.

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