The first colony in America was founded at Jamestown, Virginia, on May 13th, 1607. Their journey to Virginia began on three ships: the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery on December 6th, 1606 .
In 1607, 104 English men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement. On May 13 they picked Jamestown, Virginia where they left their ships, for their settlement, which was named after their King, James I. The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America.