— Jamestown Settlement —
Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth, let an expedition to the area in 1679. French fur traders worked in the region until France ceded it to England after the French and Indian War in 1763. The eastern portion became part of the Northwest Territory following the American Revolution, while the western portion was joined to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The British maintained a stronghold in the territory until after the War of 1812. The state was formed from the 1849 Minnesota Territory.
1600s-Explored by French missionaries and fur traders
1810-Permanently settled by American
1858-Admitted to the Union as the 32nd state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian.
Location. 37° 13.551′ N, 76° 46.978′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. California (here, next to this marker); Wisconsin (here, next to this marker); Oregon (here, next to this marker); Iowa (here, next to this marker); Texas (a few steps from this marker); Kansas (a few steps from this marker); West Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Indiana (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 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.