—Jamestown Settlement —
Following possible visits to the area in the 17th century, particularly by Gabriel Arthur, actual exploration was not made until Thomas Walker went to the region in 1750. He was followed in 1751 by Christopher Gist. In 1767, hunters, including Daniel Boone, moved into the territory, and land companies began to survey the area. By 1775, much of the territory was sold by the Cherokee Indians, and settlements arose at Harrodsburg and Boonesboro. In 1776 Kentucky was incorporated as a county of Virginia.
1750-Explored by Thomas Walker for England
1774-Permanently settled by American hunters and trappers
1792-Admitted to the Union as the 15th state.
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 76° 46.978′ 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. Vermont (here, next to this marker); Rhode Island (here, next to this marker);
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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