When did Jamestown have there first permanent English colony?

In 1607 London Company sent 3 ships to Virgina to settle a colony. It was made up of 106 men who were mainly out to seek gold, silver, and copper. Within six months of landing on the James River only 32 of the 106 were still alive. The area they choose to build a fort was swampy with bad water and disease. There were also 5,000 Native Americans in the area. When Capt. John Smith arrived in the colony in 1608 he found the starving men not working and no crops planted. He organized the colony and by 1609 when he was hurt by a gunpowder explosion he had gotten the colony on better footing.
In 1607 London Company sent 3 ships to Virgina to settle a colony. It was made up of 106 men who were mainly out to seek gold, silver, and copper. Within six months of landing on the James River only 32 of the 106 were still alive. The area they choose to build a fort was swampy with bad water and disease. There were also 5,000 Native Americans in the area. When Capt. John Smith arrived in the colony in 1608 he found the starving men not working and no crops planted. He organized the colony and by 1609 when he was hurt by a gunpowder explosion he had gotten the colony on better footing.