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

Kansas

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
Kansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Kansas Marker
Inscription. Capital-Topeka

Claimed by France in 1682, the area was ceded to Spain in 1763, reverted back to France in 1800, and in 1803 became part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1817 it became part of the unorganized Indian Territory. A battleground for pro and anti-slavery groups, the state was formed from the Kansas Territory, organized in 1854 as part of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Kansas entered the Union as a free-soil state.

1541-Explored by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for Spain
1827-Permanently settled by outposts along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails
1861-Admitted to the Union as the 34th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.555′ N, 76° 46.974′ 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. West Virginia (here, next to this marker); Oregon (here, next to this marker); Nebraska (here, next to this marker); Colorado (a few steps from this marker); Minnesota (a few steps

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
from this marker); North Dakota (a few steps from this marker); California (a few steps from this marker); Ohio (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & 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 107 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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