—Jamestown Settlement —
The first permanent settlement in this area was established near present day Biloxi. After the French and Indian War, the territory was ceded by the French to the English, who in turn surrendered it to Spain following the American Revolution. In 1795, Spain ceded most of Mississippi to the United States, and three years later, Mississippi was organized as a territory.
1540-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain
1699-Permanently settled by the French
1817-Admitted to the Union as the 20th state
Location. 37° 13.555′ N, 76° 46.985′ 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. Indiana (here, next to this marker); Illinois (here, next to this marker); Alabama (here, next to this marker); Maine (here, next to this marker); Louisiana (a few steps from this marker); Ohio (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee (a few steps from this marker); Missouri (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 154 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.