Memorial: M4955

Memorial at Broad Street, Portsmouth commemorating the settlement of Virginia  in 1587

Location

Sally Port, Broad Street, Portsmouth, England

Transcript

'Commemorates the sailing from Portsmouth on the 26th of April 1587 of 91 men, 187 woman & 9 children who were sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to the area then called Virginia- now called North Carolina. On Roanoke Island they built the 'Cittie of Raleigh' the first English Village in America. The colony known as Ralegh's Lost Colony disappeared between 1587-90'

Details

Materials: Bronze

Event

Settlement of Virginia

Event Date

1587

Event Category

English colonization of North America

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