Facts about the James River
The James River is 348 miles long, and is attached to an upper tributary called the Jackson River, which is 96.4 miles long.
The river was originally called the Powhatan River, named for the chief of the Powhatan Confederacy of Native American tribes. The English colonists named it the "James" river after King James I of England.
High water on the James River
The Varina Enon Bridge over the James River
Sycamore Bark on tree along the James River near Richmond, Virginia
Geese riding the current on the James River
Photos by Erik Weems - for prints: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Page November 21, 2010 | Updated Nov 22, 2021