—Jamestown Settlement —
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
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 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 Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 194 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 16, 2016.