—Jamestown Settlement —
Dutch residents from New Amsterdam established a trading post near present-day Hartford in 1633, but it was the English from the Massachusetts Bay Colony who made the initial move to colonize the area. In 1639 the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut were adapted, a document that gave more governmental power to the people. King Charles II granted a charter to Connecticut in 1662.
1614-Explored by Adriaen Block for the Dutch
1634-5-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 5th state.
Location. 37° 13.573′ N, 76° 46.966′ 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. Georgia (here, next to this marker); Massachusetts (here, next to this marker); Maryland (here, next to this marker); South Carolina (a few steps from this marker); First Poles (a few steps from this marker);
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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