Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth, let an expedition to the area in 1679. French fur traders worked in the region until France ceded it to England after the French and Indian War in 1763. The eastern portion became part of the Northwest Territory following the American Revolution, while the western portion was joined to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The British maintained a stronghold in the territory until after the War of 1812. The state was formed from the 1849 Minnesota Territory.
1600s-Explored by French missionaries and fur traders
1810-Permanently settled by Americans
1858-Admitted to the Union as the 32nd state
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1679.
Location. 37° 13.551′ N, 76° 46.978′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. This marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); Oregon (here, next to this marker); Iowa (here, next to this marker); Texas (a few steps from this marker); Kansas (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia (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 221 times since then and 24 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.