—Jamestown Settlement —
Although settled by French missionaries and fur traders, the area came under British control after the French and Indian War. When the United States took charge after the American Revolution, Michigan became part of the Northwest Territory, even though the British were not driven out until 1795 and fought for control during the War of 1812. In 1805, a separate Michigan Territory was created gradually enlarged by the cession of Indian lands to the United States.
1618-Explored by Etienne Brule for France
1668-Permanently settled by the French
1837-Admitted to the Union as the 26th state.
Location. 37° 13.544′ N, 76° 46.982′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Click for map. This marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florida (here, next to this marker); Nevada (here, next to this marker); Texas (here, next to this marker); Iowa (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 172 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 3, 2016.