Jamestown, Virginia. William Kelso writes that Jamestown "is where the British Empire began". It was established by the Virginia Company of London as "James Fort" on May 4, 1607 (O.S.; May 14, 1607 N.S.), and was considered permanent after brief abandonment in 1610.
How did Jamestown die?
My first reason why so many colonists died was because of drought. Document B in the packet shows that the time between their arrival in 1607 through 1613 there was a massive drought. Even when they did get water, it could be contaminated. Because of that, many settlers died of dehydration or water contamination.
Where is Jamestown located today?
Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first successful permanent English settlement in what would become the United States. The settlement thrived for nearly 100 years as the capital of the Virginia colony; it was abandoned after the capital moved to Williamsburg in 1699.