—Jamestown Settlement —
In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, French and English traders competed and clashed in the region. In 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, the land was ceded to the English. The United States acquired the area following the American Revolution. Ohio was included in the Northwest Territory, created in 1787, and became a state in 1803.
1669-Explored by LaSalle for France
1788-Permanently settled by American fur traders
1803-Admitted to the Union as the 17th state.
Location. 37° 13.559′ N, 76° 46.98′ 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. Tennessee (here, next to this marker); Louisiana (here, next to this marker); Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Indiana (here, next to this marker); Vermont (here, next to this marker); Rhode Island (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 5 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.