— Jamestown Settlement —
The region was a part of the original colony of Virginia, but was settled primarily by Scotch-Irish and German settlers. Conflicts arose between western Virginians and those in the east after the American Revolution, particularly concerning the issue of slavery. When Virginia seceded from the Union n 1861, pro-Union westerners met at Wheeling, formed a government, and applied for admission to the Union as a separate state.
1671-Explored by Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam for England
1730s-Permanent settlements established by English and Germans
1863-Admitted to the Union as the 35th state.
Location. 37° 13.556′ N, 76° 46.974′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Touch 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kansas (here, next to this marker); Nebraska (here, next to this marker); Oregon
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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