—Jamestown Settlement —
In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, French and English traders competed and clashed in the region. In 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, the land was ceded to the English. The United States acquired the area following the American Revolution. Ohio was included in the Northwest Territory, created in 1787, and became a state in 1803.
1669-Explored by LaSalle for France
1788-Permanently settled by American fur traders
1803-Admitted to the Union as the 17th state.
Location. 37° 13.559′ N, 76° 46.98′ 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. Tennessee (here, next to this marker); Louisiana (here, next to this marker); Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Indiana (here, next to this marker); Vermont (here, next to this marker); Rhode Island (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.