What was the early English settlement of Virginia?
Sir Walter Raleigh attempted to establish several colonies in what would later be known as Virginia beginning in 1585. His attempts all failed. The first successful English colony in Virginia was Jamestown which was founded in 1607.
The Virginia Company founded Jamestown, the first English settlement in America as part of a joint venture. The Colony of Virginia was an English settlement established in the new world and named by Sir Walter Raleigh in honor of Elizabeth the I. It was renamed â??The Old Dominionâ?? State by Charles II for loyalty to the monarchy during the English Commonwealth.