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

North Carolina

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

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

Queen Elizabeth I of England granted Sir Walter Raleigh the right to establish a colony in 1584. Two settlements at Roanoke Island (1585, 1587) were unsuccessful, the second now known as the “lost colony.” By 1650, a few colonists from Virginia had settled in the Albermarle Sound region. In 1663, the Carolinas became a proprietary colony with grants given to eight proprietors by King Charles II. After 1691 the province of Albemarle was called North Carolina. North Carolina became a royal colony in 1729. In 1776 the colonial legislature passed the Halifax Resolves, the first official action calling for independence.

1524-Explored by Giovanni da Verrazano for France
1650s-Permanently settled by the English
1789-Admitted to the Union as the 12th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.564′ N, 76° 46.975′ 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, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhode Island (here, next to this marker); New York (here, next to

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
this marker); Vermont (here, next to this marker); Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Virginia (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); North 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 153 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 19, 2016.
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