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

Georgia

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Georgia Marker
Inscription. One of the thirteen original colonies
Capital-Atlanta

To stop French claims to the area, Pedro Menendez de Aviles attempted a coastal Spanish settlement in 1565. England claimed the territory in the 17th century, but did not colonize it until the 18th century. In 1732 King George II granted a charter to a board of trustees, including James Oglethorpe, who wanted to establish a colony for impoverished Englishmen. In 1753 the trustees gave up their charter and Georgia became a royal colony.

1540-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain 1733-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 4th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.574′ N, 76° 46.965′ 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. Connecticut (here, next to this marker); Massachusetts (here, next to this marker); Maryland (a few steps from this marker); First Poles (a few steps from this marker); Delaware

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania (a few steps from this marker); New Jersey (a few steps from this marker); Jamestown Settlement (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 213 times since then and 6 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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