—Jamestown Settlement —
Dutch merchants established trade with the Lenape Indians and set up trading posts at present day Jersey City in 1618 and Fort Nassau in 1624. Swedish settlers came to the area in 1638. After sporadic fighting, they yielded control to the Dutch in 1655 and in 1664 the English seized control. Proprietorship of the region was granted to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. The province was divided into East and West Jersey in 1676. The two proprietors surrendered their power to the English crown in 1702, but land disputes continued into the 18th century.
1609-Explored by Henry Hudson for the Dutch
1664-Permanently settled by English proprietors
1787-Admitted to the Union as the 3rd state.
Location. 37° 13.576′ 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. Delaware (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); Jamestown Settlement
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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