—Jamestown Settlement —
Although the region was explored first by the Spanish, this possession was controlled by the French. The dispute was settled in 1763 in favor of the French. Few attempts were made to colonize it until the mid-19th century. The eastern portion of the area was sold to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase, but the western part was claimed by Mexico until after the Mexican War in 1848. The state was formed from the Colorado Territory, organized in 1861 after the discovery of gold and silver in the region.
1549-Possibly explored by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for Spain
1858-Permanently settled by Americans for traders and miners
1876-Admitted to the Union as the 38th state.
Location. 37° 13.559′ N, 76° 46.971′ 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. Nebraska (here, next to this marker); North Dakota
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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 153 times since then and 2 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.