—Jamestown Settlement —
The French established settlements at Cahokia in 1699 and at Kaskaskia in 1720, in what was then the province of Louisiana. After the French and Indian War, the region was ceded to the English. During the American Revolution, George Rogers Clark secured the area for the United States, and it became a part of the Northwest Territory in 1787. The area then became part of the Indiana Territory. In 1809, the Illinois Territory was organized and statehood was granted in 1818.
1673-Explored by Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette for France
1699-Permanently settled by French missionaries
1818-Admitted to the Union as the 21st state
Location. 37° 13.553′ N, 76° 46.986′ 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. Alabama (here, next to this marker); Maine (here, next to this marker); Mississippi (here, next to this marker); Indiana (here, next to this marker); Missouri
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 8 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.