— Jamestown Settlement —
Claimed by France in 1682, the area was ceded to Spain in 1763, reverted back to France in 1800, and in 1803 became part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1817 it became part of the unorganized Indian Territory. A battleground for pro and anti-slavery groups, the state was formed from the Kansas Territory, organized in 1854 as part of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Kansas entered the Union as a free-soil state.
1541-Explored by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for Spain
1827-Permanently settled by outposts along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails
1861-Admitted to the Union as the 34th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1682.
Location. 37° 13.555′ N, 76° 46.974′ 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 of this marker. West Virginia (here, next to this marker); Oregon
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 173 times since then and 7 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.