Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
After La Salle claimed much of the region in 1682, France controlled the territory for a time and then ceded it to Spain. The area was sold back to France and then to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. It was explored by Lewis and Clark soon afterward. Trails through Nebraska to the West led to the gradual settlement of the region. The state was formed from the Nebraska Territory, created in 1834. In 1937 Nebraska became the only state with a unicameral legislature.
1341-Possibly explored by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for Spain
1823-Permanent settlement established
1867-Admitted to the Union as the 37th state
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
Location. 37° 13.558′ N, 76° 46.972′ 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 Colorado (here, next to this marker); West Virginia (here, next to this marker); North Dakota (here, next to this marker); Kansas (here, next to this marker); South Dakota (a few steps from this marker); Vermont (a few steps from this marker); Rhode Island (a few steps from this marker); Oregon (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 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on April 5, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.