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Peleg’s Point Williamsburg VA Neighborhood Spotlight

Entance to Pelegs PointPeleg’s Point is quietly nestled in the heart of the Jamestown National Historical Area of Williamsburg, Virginia off Jamestown Road. This serene location offers easy access to many historical settings such as Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown and the Colonial Parkway. Homeowners are minutes away from such popular attractions as Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, also conveniently located nearby are shopping centers, churches and schools. In addition to the prestigious College of William & Mary, Peleg’s Point students  attend the following James City County Williamsburg Schools:  Rawls Byrd Elementary School, Berkeley Middle School and Lafayette High School.

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Less than two miles to Jamestown, and only 3 miles to Colonial Williamsburg.. Home owners can walk or bike the community path to the Colonial Parkway, or just walk down the road a few hundred yards on Neck O’ Land (the oldest road in Virginia) to see the original Jamestown Island, or drop your canoe or kayak at the nearby Jamestown marina and explore the creeks and the James River..

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Peleg’s Point Fast Facts

Number of homes 115 when complete
Size of neighborhood 100 acres
Lot Sizes: .25-.60 acre
Build Dates: 1993 – Present
HOA Fees: $85 annual
Size of homes: `500-3500 square feet
Sold Prices (2010) $360k-$450k (2010)
Sold price per square foot: $126

 

History of The Peleg’s Point Area:
Archaeologists from the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA), excavated an archaeological site within what is now the Peleg’s Point neighborhood in James City County VA  during the summers of 1996 and 1997.

Excavations  undertaken under the then future location of Flowerdew Court and Deliverance Drive revealed significant insights into the daily lives of those residing at Neck-of- Land, one of the leading Jamestown suburbs during the second quarter of the 17th century

Archaeologists named the site after the area’s first documented land owner, the Reverend Richard Buck, who served as the minister at Jamestown from 1610 to 1624. The Buck site, located in James City County, Virginia, on a parcel known as Neck-of-Land in the Peleg’s Point residential subdivision, is approximately one mile north of Jamestown Island. 
The artifacts recovered from the site indicated it was occupied from ca. 1630-50. Historical records included details of Richard Buck’s 1619 patent on 750 acres of land at Neck-of-Land, bounded by Mill Creek on the east, Back River on the south, and Powhatan Creek on the west. It is unlikely that the Reverend himself lived at Neck-of-Land, residing instead at Jamestown. Upon Buck’s death in 1624, the property passed into the hands of a caretaker and guardian of his children, Richard Kingsmill. In 1635, Thomas Crump, husband of Richard Buck’s eldest daughter Elizabeth, acquired the 500 acres directly to the north of the original 750-acre Buck land patent. Buck’s eldest son Gercian attained his majority in the early 1630s, and in 1636 purchased the 500 acres from his brother-in-law, Thomas. Through this acquisition and the inheritance of his father’s Neck-of-Land property, Gercian amassed a contiguous 1,250-acre tract of land. Two years later, the youngest Buck sibling, Peleg, inherited the entire property upon Gercian’s death. Peleg held the land until his own demise in 1642, whereupon Elizabeth Crump assumed ownership until 1654

During the dig archaeological crews located and excavated a total of 53 features at the site. These included three barrel lined wells, nine human burials, four small outbuildings, two pits, a series of ditches and fence lines, and additional miscellaneous soil discolorations and anomalies. The site yielded more than 12,000 artifacts, consisting primarily of pottery, case-bottle glass, clay tobacco pipe stems and bowls, nails and other iron objects, and faunal remains. Analysis of the findings suggested that the site served as a farmstead for a series of occupants. The artifact collection and archaeological context offered insights into the outfitting and operation of one of Virginia’s earliest attempts at settling Jamestown’s hinterland.

Peleg Buck (1625-42) Namesake for Peleg’s Point
Little is known about Peleg Buck’s tenure on the 1,250 acres of land that Gercian gave to him. The youngest of the Buck children, 18-year old Peleg inherited the land in  1638, from his recently deceased older brother . A 1642 dispute brought to Court over the Buck Neck-of-Land holdings demonstrated that Peleg, like his brother, had only a few years to work the land before he died at the age of 22

Thanks:
Many individuals contributed to the excavations at Peleg’s Point. Nicholas Luccketti, Director of Field Projects for the APVA’s Jamestown Rediscovery project, and William Kelso, Director of the APVA’s Jamestown Rediscovery project were instrumental in procuring funding for the excavation and directing the subsequent work. Without their guidance, little would have been learned from the Buck site.

Mill Creek Landing Associates, the owners and developers of Peleg’s Point sub-division, provided site archaeologists with two essential elements— money and time. They generously funded portions of the archaeological testing and excavation, and conscientiously avoided impacting the site during initial stages of development. In particular, Lewis Waltrip and his associates Richard Abbitt and Larry Cooke, went out of their way to assist the archaeologists. Mr. Waltrip provided heavy equipment and skilled operators free of charge whenever asked. Without the machinery, only a fraction of the work at the Buck site would have been completed. Under no legal obligation to conduct archaeological research, Mill Creek Landing Associates set an example of custodial conduct and preservation. David Hazzard, Supervisor of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Threatened Sites Program, allocated timely funds for the project in 1996 that also made excavation possible. In addition, he offered many valuable archaeological insights during the writing of this report.

Directions:

Traveling on Interstate 64 West, take the 199 West exit (242A) toward Williamsburg. Turn left onto Jamestown Road, slight left onto Neck-O-Land Road, left onto Williamsburg Glade..

 

Homes in Peleg’s Point

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VEI Diamond II home at Pelegs POint

Location Map of Peleg’s Point in Williamsburg VA

 

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This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

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