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

Oklahoma

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

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

Though claimed by Robert LaSalle for France in 1682, the region remained inhabited primarily by Indians. In 1803 the United States bought the area in the Louisiana Purchase. First set aside as a new homeland for displaced eastern Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes, the area was known as Indian Territory after 1834. Oklahoma was opened to homesteaders in 1889 and the Oklahoma Territory was organized the next year. The state was formed in 1907 from the Indian Territory and the newer Oklahoma Territory.

1541-Explored by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for Spain
1889-Permanently settled by American homesteaders
1907-Admitted to the Union as the 46th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.567′ N, 76° 46.961′ 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. Utah (here, next to this marker); New Mexico (here, next to this marker); Wyoming (here, next to this marker); Arizona (here, next

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
to this marker); Idaho (here, next to this marker); Alaska (a few steps from this marker); Washington (a few steps from this marker); First Poles (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 88 times since then and 15 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 12, 2016.
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