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Elizabeth City Shire was one of eight shires created in colonial Virginia in 1634. The shire and the Elizabeth River were named for Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of King James I. For information on the fictional Shire of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, see Shire (Middle-earth) A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... The Elizabeth River is a short tidal estuary forming an arm of Hampton Roads at the southern end of Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia in the United States. ... Elizabeth of Bohemia Elizabeth of Bohemia (August 19, 1596 – February 13, 1662), born Princess Elizabeth Stuart, was daughter to King James VI of Scotland and his Queen consort Anne of Denmark. ... James VI and I King of England, Scotland and Ireland James VI of Scotland and I of England (Charles James) (19 June 1566–27 March 1625) was a King who ruled over England, Scotland and Ireland, and was the first Sovereign to reign in the three realms simultaneously. ...


During the 17th century, shortly after establishment of the Jamestown Settlement in 1607, English settlers and explored and began settling the areas adjacent to Hampton Roads. By 1610, the English colonists had established a permanent settlement in the Kecoughtan area of what was to become Elizabeth River Shire. It was the oldest known continuously occupied English settlement in North America. Jamestown was a village on an island in the James River in Virginia, about 45 miles southeast of where Richmond, Virginia, is now. ... Events January 20 - Tidal wave swept along the Bristol Channel, killing 2000 people. ...


In 1634, the King of England directed the formation of eight shires (or counties) in the colony of Virginia. One of these was Elizabeth City Shire, which included land area on both sides of Hampton Roads. In 1636, New Norfolk County was subdivided from it, including all the area in South Hampton Roads now incorporated in the five independent cities located there in modern times. Events Moses Amyrauts Traite de la predestination is published Curaçao captured by the Dutch Treaty of Polianovska First meeting of the Académie française The witchcraft affair at Loudun Jean Nicolet lands at Green Bay, Wisconsin Opening of Covent Garden Market in London English establish a settlement... For information on the fictional Shire of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, see Shire (Middle-earth) A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Hampton Roads, Virginia 1858 Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the United States. ... Events February 24 - King Christian of Denmark gives an order that all beggars that are able to work must be sent to Brinholmen Island to build ships or as galley rowers March 26 - Utrecht University founded in The Netherlands. ... South Hampton Roads is a region located in the extreme southeastern portion of Virginia in the United States. ...


In 1643, the remaining portion of Elizabeth City Shire became Elizabeth City County. This boundaries of this area, established in 1643, and containing the early colonial settlements at Kecoughtan and Millwood (later Phoebus), now essentially form those of the modern independent city of Hampton, Virginia. Events January 21 - Abel Tasman discovers Tonga May 14 - Four year-old France upon the death of his father, Louis XIII. May 19 - Battle of Rocroi: French victory over the Spanish at Rocroi, France. ... Elizabeth City County was located at the eastern tip of the Virginia Peninsula. ... Phoebus was a town located in Elizabeth City County on the Virginia Peninsula in eastern Virginia. ... An independent city is a city in the United States of America that does not belong to any county, but rather interacts directly with the state government. ... Hampton is an independent city located in Virginia. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica ( 1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


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Elizabeth City Shire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (331 words)
Elizabeth City Shire was one of eight shires created in colonial Virginia in 1634.
The shire and the Elizabeth River were named for Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of King James I.
In 1634, the British king (James VI of Scotland having acceded to the English throne in 1606 as James I of the United Kingdom) directed the formation of eight shires (or counties) in the colony of Virginia.
Shire (914 words)
Shires were controlled by a royal official known as a "shire reeve" or sheriff.
In Wales, the counties of Merioneth and Glamorgan are occasionally referred to with the "shire" suffix.
In Scotland the term shire county is unknown, and the use of shire to refer to sheriffdoms or counties was intermittent, dating largely from the 19th century.
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