Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The islands were first settled by Polynesians from other Pacific islands by the 9th century. After James Cook first visited the islands in 1778, they were frequented by traders, but the British made no effort to colonize Hawaii. American missionaries converted Hawaiians to Christianity, and businesses were founded in the sugar and pineapple trade. United States recognition came in the 1840s, followed by reciprocal trade agreements. In 1893, the native royalists were defeated, Queen Liliuokalani was deposed, and the Republic of Hawaii was established the following year. Hawaii was annexed to the United States in 1898. The territory of Hawaii was organized in 1900.
1778-Explored by James Cook for England
1820-Permanently settled by American missionaries
1959-Admitted to the Union as the 50th state
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
Location. 37° 13.571′ N, 76° 46.956′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on 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 of this marker. Alaska (here, next to this marker); Arizona (here, next to this marker); First Poles (here, next to this marker); New Mexico (here, next to this marker); Jamestown Settlement (a few steps from this marker); New Jersey (a few steps from this marker); Delaware (a few steps from this marker); Pennsylvania (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 201 times since then and 10 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. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.