John Smith (Explorer)

  • Also Known As: Captain John Smith
  • American


English explorer, soldier and author - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1580/01/06 John Smith is baptized at the Church Of St Helen, Willoughby Parish, Lincolnshire. Faith Church Of St Helen Willoughby with Sloothby
1607/05/12 Representatives of the Virginia Company of London inspect bucolic land along the banks of the James River as a possible site to build their first settlement. Explorer Kingsmill Plantation Williamsburg
1607/05/14 About 100 English colonist establish Jamestown, first permanent English settlement in America. Founder Jamestown National Historic Site Jamestown JCC Settling the American Colonies
1607/07/00 Captain John Smith explores Belle Island, calling it "Broad Rock" island. Explorer Belle Isle Richmond Voyage of Discovery on the Chesapeake
1607/11/00 John Smith explores the Chickahominy River in November and December 1607, and he observes Moysonec, "where a better seat'for a town cannot be desired". Explorer Fort James and Moysonec Lanexa, VA Voyage of Discovery on the Chesapeake
1608/06/02 Captain John Smith and fourteen colonists leave Jamestown to explore Chesapeake Bay Explorer Jamestown National Historic Site Jamestown JCC Voyage of Discovery on the Chesapeake
1608/06/20 The Conoy people encounter Captain John Smith and a small exploratory party of Englishmen. Explorer Fort Hunt Mt Vernon, VA Voyage of Discovery on the Chesapeake
1608/06/25 Captain John Smith and his crew arrive at the Great Falls of the Potomac River, spend four weeks exploring the area and meeting various American Indian tribes Explorer Great Falls Park Great Falls Voyage of Discovery on the Chesapeake
1608/07/00 Captain John Smith visits Explorer Leesylvania State Park Virginia Voyage of Discovery on the Chesapeake
1609/00/00 John Smith begins building Smith's Fort. Developer Smith's Fort Plantation Surry
1614/00/00 At Quonahasit falling out there but with one of them, he with three others crossed the harbour in a canow to certain rockes whereby wee must passe, and there let flie their arrows for our shot, till we were out of danger. - John Smith, General Histories. Explorer Cohasset Massachusetts
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