Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
After England claimed the region, fur trading posts were established in the 1790s. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the region in 1805, and John Jacob Astor founded his fur trading post in 1811. The first American settlers entered the area in 1834 and continued to arrive via the Oregon Trail into the Willamette Valley throughout the 1840s. Disputed land claims with the British were settled by 1846. The state was formed from the 1848 Oregon Territory.
1500s-Coast charted by Spanish and English sailors; not explored until late 1700s
1811-Permanently settled by fur traders
1859-Admitted to the Union as the 33rd state
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
Location. 37° 13.553′ N, 76° 46.976′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. The marker is near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Touch for map. 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 Kansas (here, next to this marker); Minnesota (here, next to this marker); California (here, next to this marker); West Virginia (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin (a few steps from this marker); Iowa (a few steps from this marker); Nebraska (a few steps from this marker); Indiana (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on March 30, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.