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

Massachusetts

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

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

A group of zealous Puritans known as the Separatists or “Pilgrims” left England and established a colony at Plymouth in New England in 1620. In 1626, a Puritan settlement was started at Salem, and by 1630 the Massachusetts Bay Colony was established. John Winthrop was elected governor and Boston was founded in 1630, becoming the capital. In 1643 the Bay Colony formed the New England Confederation with Plymouth, Connecticut and New Haven colonies for defense, which proved effective during King Philip’s War, 1675-6. In 1691, under King William and Queen Mary, the Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, and Maine colonies were united and granted a new charter.

1602-Explored by Bartholemew Gosnold for England
1620-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 6th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.571′ N, 76° 46.967′ 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. Maryland (here, next to this marker); Connecticut

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(here, next to this marker); South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Georgia (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma (a few steps from this marker); Utah (a few steps from this marker); Virginia (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 224 times since then and 3 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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