—Jamestown Settlement —
In 1673, Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet visited the Arkansas region. After La Salle claimed it for France in 1682, colonization began. The first settlement was established in 1686 by Henri de Tonti. Although France ceded the area to Spain after the French and Indian War, Spain returned it to France in 1800. In 1803, the United States acquired the area from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The Arkansas Territory was established in 1819, and statehood was granted in 1836.
1541-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain
1686-Permanently settled by the French
1836-Admitted to the Union as the 25th state.
Location. 37° 13.549′ N, 76° 46.99′ 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. Missouri (here, next to this marker); Maine (here, next to this marker); Illinois (a few steps from this marker); Alabama (a few steps from this marker);
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.