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Williamsburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Florida

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
Florida Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Florida Marker
Inscription. Capitol-Tallahassee

The first permanent European settlement in America was established by the Spanish in 1565 at St. Augustine. In 1763 following the French and Indian War (in which Spain sided with France), Britain received Florida but returned it to Spain twenty years later. In 1819, the United States acquired Florida from Spain and organized it as a territory in 1833. Intense wars with the Seminole Indians in the early part of the 19th century ended by 1842, just prior to statehood.

1513-Explored by Ponce de Leon for Spain
1565-Permanently settled by the Spanish
1845-Admitted to the Union as the 37th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.545′ N, 76° 46.981′ W. Marker is in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Click for map. The 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. Nevada (here, next to this marker); Michigan (here, next to this marker); Texas (here, next to this marker); Iowa (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin (here,

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
next to this marker); California (a few steps from this marker); Minnesota (a few steps from this marker); Arkansas (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Quadricentennial Plaza-South image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
3. Quadricentennial Plaza-South
Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
4. Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 9 times this year. 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 8, 2016.
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