Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
To stop French claims to the area, Pedro Menendez de Aviles attempted a coastal Spanish settlement in 1565. England claimed the territory in the 17th century, but did not colonize it until the 18th century. In 1732 King George II granted a charter to a board of trustees, including James Oglethorpe, who wanted to establish a colony for impoverished Englishmen. In 1753 the trustees gave up their charter and Georgia became a royal colony.
1540-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain
1733-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 4th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1565.
Location. 37° 13.574′ N, 76° 46.965′ 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 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 Connecticut (here, next to this marker); Massachusetts (here, next to this marker); Maryland (a few steps from this marker); First Poles (a few steps from this marker); Jamestown Settlement (a few steps from this marker); Delaware (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania (a few steps from this marker); New Jersey (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 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 12 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 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.