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

Nevada

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
Nevada Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Nevada Marker
Inscription. Capital-Carson City

This area was claimed by Mexico in 1820. In 1825 Jedediah Smith entered the region and in 1845 John Fremont led an expedition there. This area was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican War and was originally included as part of the Utah Territory created in 1850. Rapid settlement occurred after the discovery of the Comstock silver lode in 1859. The state was formed from the 1861 Nevada Territory.

1775-Explored by Fancisco Garces (Franciscan friar) for Spain
1849-Permanent settlement established by Mormons
1864-Admitted to the Union as the 36th 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. Florida (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, next to this marker);

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
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 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 103 times since then and 8 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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