The first permanent European settlement in America was established by the Spanish in 1565 at St. Augustine. In 1763 following the French and Indian War (in which Spain sided with France), Britain received Florida but returned it to Spain twenty years later. In 1819, the United States acquired Florida from Spain and organized it as a territory in 1833. Intense wars with the Seminole Indians in the early part of the 19th century ended by 1842, just prior to statehood.
1513-Explored by Ponce de Leon for Spain
1565-Permanently settled by the Spanish
1845-Admitted to the Union as the 37th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1565.
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
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.