—Jamestown Settlement —
The Dakotas became a part of the United States as a result of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Fur traders moved into the area following the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804. The state was formed from the 1861 Dakota Territory, which grew in population with the discovery of gold in the Black Hills in 1874.
1743-Explored by the Verendrye brothers for France
1817-Permanently settled by fur traders
1889-Admitted to the Union as the 40th state.
Location. 37° 13.561′ N, 76° 46.968′ 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. Montana (here, next to this marker); North Dakota (here, next to this marker); Colorado (here, next to this marker); Washington (here, next to this marker); Nebraska (a few steps from this marker); Idaho (a few steps from this marker); Wyoming (a few steps from this marker); New York (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 166 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 15, 2016.