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

Virginia

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Virginia Marker
Inscription. The first permanent English settlement in North America and the first of the thirteen original colonies.
Capital-Richmond

A permanent settlement was established by England’s Virginia Company of London in 1607 under its original charter. In 1609, King James I granted a second charter, which increased Virginia’s territory to its maximum size, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Following the American Revolution, Virginia relinquished her northern and western territories, which eventually were divided into individual states.

1570-Spanish Mission established near the York River
1607-Permanently settled by the English at Jamestown
1788—Admitted to the Union as the 10th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.566′ N, 76° 46.972′ 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 York (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire (here, next to this marker); North Carolina (here, next to this marker); South Carolina

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(here, next to this marker); Rhode Island (a few steps from this marker); Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Vermont (a few steps from this marker); South Dakota (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 149 times since then and 12 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 19, 2016.
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