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Encyclopedia > Elizabeth City (Virginia Company)

Elizabeth City (or citiie as it was then called) was one of four incorporations established in the Virginia Colony in 1619 by the proprietor, the Virginia Company. The plantations and developments were divided into four "incorporations" or "cities", as they were called. These were Charles City, Elizabeth City, Henrico City, and James City. The latter included the seat of government for the colony at Jamestown. Each of the four "citiies" (sic) extended across the James River, the main conduit of transportation of the era. In 1634, under Royal authority, a portion became Elizabeth City Shire, later Elizabeth City County. The 1609 charter for the Virginia colony from sea to sea The Virginia Colony refers to the English colony in North America that existed during the 17th and 18th centuries before the American Revolution. ... The 1606 grants by James I to the London and Plymouth companies. ... Charles City (or citiie as it was then called) was one of four incorporations established in the Virginia Colony in 1619 by the proprietor, the Virginia Company. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The James River at Cartersville The James River in the U.S. state of Virginia is 547. ... Elizabeth City Shire was one of eight shires created in colonial Virginia in 1634. ... Elizabeth City County was located at the eastern tip of the Virginia Peninsula. ...


 
 

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