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1. The capital of St. Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean.
2. A former village of southeast Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in America. It was founded in May 1607 and named for the reigning monarch, James I. Jamestown became the capital of Virginia after 1619 but was almost entirely destroyed during Bacon's Rebellion (1676) and further declined after the removal of the capital to Williamsburg (1698-1700).
3. A city of western New York on Chautauqua Lake near the Pennsylvania border. It is the trade center of a farming and grape-producing region.
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(Placename) a ruined village in E Virginia, on Jamestown Island (a peninsula in the James River): the first permanent settlement by the English in America (1607); capital of Virginia (1607–98); abandoned in 1699
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1. a village in E Virginia: first permanent English settlement in North America 1607; restored 1957.
2. the capital of St. Helena, in the S Atlantic Ocean. 1516.
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Noun1.Jamestown - a former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of NorfolkJamestown - a former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of Norfolk; site of the first permanent English settlement in America in 1607
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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