ABSTRACT

The archaeological remains of Green Spring plantation are located roughly three and a half miles north and west of Jamestown. Several of the plantations are close enough to each other to expect neighborly ties and frequent social interaction among the inhabitants. Even so, as a group, the sites cover a signifi cant portion of upper James City County the 'subberbs' of Jamestown. A planter who, like Governor Berkeley, tried to branch out beyond tobacco might take advantage of those existing networks to profit from the production of other commodities or craft items. Such collaborative ventures leave traces in the written record, as well as the archaeological record. The site of Drummond's plantation was identified in 1975 by the Virginia Research Center for Archaeology. It is located two miles from Jamestown; along an early road that connected the capital city with 'the governor's land', of which Drummond's homesite was a part.