Event Summary

Virginia Company sponsors settlement of Jamestown

Date

May 1607

Description

Virginia Company sponsors settlement undertaking in North America, with backing of James I; Captain John Smith among the 100+ settlers to arrive on the Susan Constant, Goodspeed and Discovery ; establishes first permanent English settlement in America at Jamestown, on western side of Lower Chesapeake Bay

Lecture

Exploration/Discovery

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

232