—Jamestown Settlement —
Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth, let an expedition to the area in 1679. French fur traders worked in the region until France ceded it to England after the French and Indian War in 1763. The eastern portion became part of the Northwest Territory following the American Revolution, while the western portion was joined to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The British maintained a stronghold in the territory until after the War of 1812. The state was formed from the 1849 Minnesota Territory.
1600s-Explored by French missionaries and fur traders
1810-Permanently settled by American
1858-Admitted to the Union as the 32nd state.
Location. 37° 13.551′ N, 76° 46.978′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Touch for map. This 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. California (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); Oregon (here, next to this marker); Iowa (here,
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
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