Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This area was claimed by Mexico in 1820. In 1825 Jedediah Smith entered the region and in 1845 John Fremont led an expedition there. This area was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican War and was originally included as part of the Utah Territory created in 1850. Rapid settlement occurred after the discovery of the Comstock silver lode in 1859. The state was formed from the 1861 Nevada Territory.
1775-Explored by Francisco Garces (Franciscan friar) for Spain
1849-Permanent settlement established by Mormons
1864-Admitted to the Union as the 36th state
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 37° 13.545′ N, 76° 46.981′ 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 of this marker. Florida (here, next to this marker); Michigan Texas (here, next to this marker); Iowa (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); California (a few steps from this marker); Minnesota (a few steps from this marker); Arkansas (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 209 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.