— Jamestown Settlement —
Although settled by French missionaries and fur traders, the area came under British control after the French and Indian War. When the United States took charge after the American Revolution, Michigan became part of the Northwest Territory, even though the British were not driven out until 1795 and fought for control during the War of 1812. In 1805, a separate Michigan Territory was created gradually enlarged by the cession of Indian lands to the United States.
1618-Explored by Etienne Brule for France
1668-Permanently settled by the French
1837-Admitted to the Union as the 26th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
Location. 37° 13.544′ N, 76° 46.982′ 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 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
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 264 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.