Monday, December 17, 2012

Henricopolis: A Second Town

After the visible 1609 decay of the town, the erection of a second town was commenced in Henricopolis, the name given the new town in honor of Prince Henry. Within four months the structures, hospital, framed dwellings on the edge of the river, and one brick home, were more substantial than Jamestown. Nevertheless the new settlement soon showed the same symptoms of decline as Jamestown. The buildings were decaying and in need of constant repair. Source: Ralph Hamor's "True Discourse", p. 30.

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