April 1607 saw a twenty-six year old Captain John Smith pilot his ships about 50 miles up the James River from Hampton Roads to find a position out of sight of passing Spanish vessels and highly defensible from intruders. This area now known as New Kent County and James City County and ultimately settlements of Williamsburg and the small village of Lanexa, Virginia. Much of the surrounding thick forests remain today offering the Lanexa home buyer and current residents of Lanexa wonderful recreational opportunities. The nearby Diascund Reservoir offers opportunities to purchase Lanexa properties with easy access to boating and other water sport recreational activities.
Lanexa Home buyers will surely love the serenity of this area of the James River with fishing and boating relaxation potential in addition to its proximity to the larger communities of Williamsburg and the capitol city of Virginia, Richmond. It should also be noted that this area is historically significant due to the Civil War, the American Revolution and original settlers of America offering American history buffs many historical sites such as the Berkeley Plantation, Carter's Grove, the Jamestown National Historical Site and also the Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News City. More information about locations and the activities they offer can be found on the AmericanTowns.com website www.americantowns.com.
The excellent Colonial Golf Course near Williamsburg offers golfers of any skill level a challenge they will enjoy. If you are interested in the arts, the Muscarella Museum located on the campus of the College of William and Mary offers viewings of over 3700 paintings, sculptures and important writings. This college is the second oldest in American and, although a public college, is highly selective of its students for the liberal arts program. It actually is where the first chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the fraternity established for the best scholars, was founded in 1776.