— Jamestown Settlement —
After La Salle claimed much of the region in1682, France controlled the territory for a time and then ceded it to Spain. The area was sold back to France and then to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. It was explored by Lewis and Clark soon afterward. Trails through Nebraska to the West led to the gradual settlement of the region. The state was formed from the Nebraska Territory, created in 1834. In 1937 Nebraska become the only state with a unicameral legislature.
1341-Possibly explored by Francis Vasquez de Coronado for Spain
1823-Permanent settlement established
1867-Admitted to the Union as the 37th state.
Location. 37° 13.558′ N, 76° 46.972′ 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. Colorado (here, next to this marker); West Virginia (here, next to this marker);
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.