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

Arizona

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

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

Spanish Jesuits organized missions in the area after 1700, but Spain did not establish settlements until 1775-76 with the founding of Tucson. When Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, the area was controlled by Mexico. Most of the area was annexed by the United States at the end of the Mexican War in 1848, and the southern portion of the territory was added by the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, forming the New Mexico Territory. The state was formed from the Arizona Territory, organized in 1863.

1539-Explored by Marcos de Niza and Francisco Vasques de Coronado for Spain
1700s-Permanently settled by Spanish missionaries
1912-Admitted to the Union as the 48th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.569′ N, 76° 46.958′ 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. New Mexico (here, next to this marker); Alaska (here, next to this marker); Hawaii (here, next to this marker); First Poles

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(here, next to this marker); Oklahoma (here, next to this marker); Utah (a few steps from this marker); Wyoming (a few steps from this marker); Idaho (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
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 73 times since then and 10 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 16, 2016.
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