—Jamestown Settlement —
This area was sold to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clarke explored the region in 1804-5 and settlement attempts were made around 1812 by Scottish and Irish families. In 1818 the United States obtained more of the region from Great Britain. However, for many years the area was chiefly inhabited by Indians and fur trappers until the construction of the railroad in the 1870s and 1880s. The state was formed from the Dakota Territory, organized in 1861.
1738-Explored by Sieur de la Verendrye for France
1797-Trading post established by British fur traders
1889-Admitted to the Union as the 39th state.
Location. 37° 13.56′ N, 76° 46.97′ 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); South Dakota (here, next to this marker);
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • 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 164 times since then and 3 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.