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

Arkansas

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
Arkansas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. Arkansas Marker
Inscription. Capital-Little Rock

In 1673, Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet visited the Arkansas region. After La Salle claimed it for France in 1682, colonization began. The first settlement was established in 1686 by Henri de Tonti. Although France ceded the area to Spain after the French and Indian War, Spain returned it to France in 1800. In 1803, the United States acquired the area from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The Arkansas Territory was established in 1819, and statehood was granted in 1836.

1541-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain
1686-Permanently settled by the French
1836-Admitted to the Union as the 25th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.549′ N, 76° 46.99′ 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. Missouri (here, next to this marker); Maine (here, next to this marker); Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Alabama (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(a few steps from this marker); Texas (a few steps from this marker); Iowa (a few steps from this marker); Michigan (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 120 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 24, 2016.
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