—Jamestown Settlement —
While the French were the first to explore this area, it was John Smith’ explorations, maps, and reports of the region in 1614 which led to its eventual settlement. In 1622, John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges obtained rights to the land, part of which was claimed by Mason to become New Hampshire. Within a few years settlements were founded at Dover and Portsmouth. Others followed, but by 1643, all had joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1679, New Hampshire became a separate royal province, but often the governor of Massachusetts served both colonies.
1605-Explored by Samuel de Champlain for France
1623-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 9th state.
Location. 37° 13.568′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Virginia (here, next to this marker); Maryland
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.