— 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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1679.
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 or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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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 188 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.