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

South Carolina

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
South Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. South Carolina Marker
Inscription. One of the original colonies
Capital-Columbia

The Spanish attempted a settlement in 1526, but it was shortly abandoned. A group of French Huguenots established a colony on Parris Island in Port Royal Sound in 1562 which lasted about a year. Shortly, the Spanish built missions along the coast as far north as present-day Charleston. Claimed by England in 1663, the Carolinas were granted to a group of eight proprietors, and a colony was established in the southern part in 1670. In 1729 South Carolina became a royal colony.

1521-Explored by the Spanish
1670-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 8th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.569′ N, 76° 46.97′ 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. New Hampshire (here, next to this marker); Maryland (here, next to this marker); Massachusetts (here, next to this marker); Virginia (here, next to this marker); New York

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(a few steps from this marker); Connecticut (a few steps from this marker); Georgia (a few steps from this marker); North Carolina (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 90 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 19, 2016.
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