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

West Virginia

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
West Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. West Virginia Marker
Inscription. Capital-Charleston

The region was a part of the original colony of Virginia, but was settled primarily by Scotch-Irish and German settlers. Conflicts arose between western Virginians and those in the east after the American Revolution, particularly concerning the issue of slavery. When Virginia seceded from the Union n 1861, pro-Union westerners met at Wheeling, formed a government, and applied for admission to the Union as a separate state.

1671-Explored by Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam for England
1730s-Permanent settlements established by English and Germans
1863-Admitted to the Union as the 35th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.556′ 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. Kansas (here, next to this marker); Nebraska (here, next to this marker); Oregon (here, next to this marker); Colorado (here, next to this marker); North Dakota

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(a few steps from this marker); Ohio (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana (a few steps from this marker); Minnesota (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 102 times since then and 4 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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