—Jamestown Settlement —
Fur trappers worked in the region as early as the 1740s. Acquired as a portion of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Lewis and Clark explored the area in 1805. The region offered American fur traders a profitable business and the discovery of gold in the 1850s and 1860s led to the rapid settlement of mining camps. Montana was the scene of General George Custer’s defeat by the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in 1876. The state was formed from the Montana Territory, created in 1864.
1742-Explored by the Verendrye brothers for France
1847-Permanently settled by Americans
1889-Admitted to the Union as the 41st state.
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 76° 46.966′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington (here, next to this marker); South Dakota
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.