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

Maine

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
Maine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Maine Marker
Inscription. Capital-Augusta

John Cabot probably explored Maine for the English in 1498, and in 1607 a temporary English colony was established on the Kennebec River. In 1622 Sir Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason received a land grant in the area. After a division of the land in 1629, Gorges received the area that became the province of Maine. He received a royal charter in 1639. In 1677 Massachusetts gained control of Maine. They were separated in 1819, and statehood was granted in 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise.

1000-Explored by Norsemen
1620s-Permanently settled by the English
1829-Admitted to the Union as the 23rd state.
 
Location. 37° 13.552′ N, 76° 46.988′ 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. Illinois (here, next to this marker); Alabama (here, next to this marker); Missouri (here, next to this marker); Arkansas (here, next to this marker); Mississippi

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(here, next to this marker); Indiana (a few steps from this marker); Texas (a few steps from this marker); Iowa (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 123 times since then and 3 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 24, 2016.
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