National Geographic : 1957 May
© National Geographic Society -Church Tower Is the Only Standing Ruin of 17th-century Jamestown Remnant of an early structure, the tower rises above a church built 50 years ago. Its brick walls are three feet thick. Settlers could fire on enemies through loop holes near the top. Gravestones in the old churchyard carry such honored names as Berkeley, Byrd, Lee, Blair, Sherwood, and Harrison. In July, 1619, the Americas' first legislative assembly convened on this spot. B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic Photographer +Powhatan's Chimney: Did Settlers Build a Home Here for the Indian Chief? History says the colonists erected a house for Pow hatan in return for a shipload of corn. Local tradition gives this gaunt chimney at Wicomico its name. + Chief Tecumseh Deerfoot Cook and helper untangle nets for the shad run up the Pamunkey River. De scendants of Pamunkeys commanded by Powhatan, they live on a reservation 30 miles north of Jamestown.