— Jamestown Settlement —
After France formally claimed the region, fur trading posts were established in the area. As a result of the French and Indian War, French supremacy in Wisconsin ended with the occupation of the region by the British in 1763. The area was ceded to the United States after the American Revolution, and became a part of the Northwest Territory. However, the British retained actual control until after the War of 1812. The opening of lead mines and the influx of settlers led to hostilities between whites and Indians and the resulting Black Hawk War of 1832. The state was formed from the 1836 Wisconsin Territory.
1634-Explored by Jean Nicolet for France
1764-Permanently settled by the English
1848-Admitted to the Union as the 30th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian.
Location. 37° 13.549′ N, 76° 46.979′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iowa (here, next to this marker); California (here, next to this marker); Minnesota (here, next to this marker); Texas (here, next to this marker); Florida (here, next to this marker); Nevada (here, next to this marker); Oregon (a few steps from this marker); Michigan (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
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 149 times since then and 9 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.