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

Maryland

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

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

In 1632, King Charles I of England granted land to George Calvert, Lord Baltimore. At Calvert’s death, his son succeeded to the title and organized a colonial expedition. Settlers arrived in Maryland in 1634 and started a settlement at Saint Mary’s. The colony was founded on the principle of religious toleration, allowing Catholics and Protestants alike to escape persecution in England, but eventually Puritans took control. Boundary disputes with Virginia continued for several centuries. In 1688 Maryland became a royal colony with the Church of England as the official religion.

1608-Explored by Captain John Smith for England
1634-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 7th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.57′ N, 76° 46.969′ 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. South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Massachusetts (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(here, next to this marker); Connecticut (here, next to this marker); Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Georgia (a few steps from this marker); New York (a few steps from this marker); Utah (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 227 times since then and 2 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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