— Jamestown Settlement —
The region was a part of the original colony of Virginia, but was settled primarily by Scotch-Irish and German settlers. Conflicts arose between western Virginians and those in the east after the American Revolution, particularly concerning the issue of slavery. When Virginia seceded from the Union n 1861, pro-Union westerners met at Wheeling, formed a government, and applied for admission to the Union as a separate state.
1671-Explored by Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam for England
1730s-Permanent settlements established by English and Germans
1863-Admitted to the Union as the 35th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 37° 13.556′ 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
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 183 times since then. 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.