The area was a part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. After the defeat of the Indian chief, Black Hawk in 1832, settlers flocked to the region. Dubuque was permanently founded in 1833. Iowa was included in the boundaries of several other territories before becoming Iowa Territory in 1838. Numerous border disputes delayed the granting of statehood until 1846.
1673-Explored by Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette for France
1783-Settled by a French miner, Julien Dubuque: resettled in 1833
1846-Admitted to the Union as the 29th 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 1803.
Location. 37° 13.548′ N, 76° 46.98′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. The marker is 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. Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); Texas (here,
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 164 times since then and 14 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.