— Jamestown Settlement —
This area was claimed by Mexico in 1820. In 1825 Jedediah Smith entered the region and in 1845 John Fremont led an expedition there. This area was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican War and was originally included as part of the Utah Territory created in 1850. Rapid settlement occurred after the discovery of the Comstock silver lode in 1859. The state was formed from the 1861 Nevada Territory.
1775-Explored by Fancisco Garces (Franciscan friar) for Spain
1849-Permanent settlement established by Mormons
1864-Admitted to the Union as the 36th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 13.545′ N, 76° 46.981′ 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. Florida (here, next to this marker);
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 170 times since then and 11 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.