Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Although the Spanish first explored the area, English and American fur traders soon entered the region. Mass migrations of Mormons driven from eastern states began in the 1840s. In 1848 the territory was ceded to the United States after the Mexican War. In 1849, the Mormons created the State of Deseret, but it was denied admission to the United States due to the Mormon practice of polygamy, renounced in 1890. Utah was formed from the Territory of Utah, organized by the United States in 1850.
1776-Explored by missionaries Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Afanasio Dominquez for Spain
1847-Permanently settled by American Mormons
1896- Admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 37° 13.566′ N, 76° 46.962′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. The marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wyoming (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma (here, next to this marker); Idaho (here, next to this marker); New Mexico (here, next to this marker); Washington (here, next to this marker); Arizona (a few steps from this marker); Montana (a few steps from this marker); Alaska (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 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 61 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 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.