The Dakotas became a part of the United States as a result of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Fur traders moved into the area following the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804. The state was formed from the 1861 Dakota Territory, which grew in population with the discovery of gold in the Black Hills in 1874.
1743-Explored by the Verendrye brothers for France
1817-Permanently settled by fur traders
1889-Admitted to the Union as the 40th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1803.
Location. 37° 13.561′ N, 76° 46.968′ 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. Montana (here, next to this marker); North Dakota (here, next to this marker); Colorado (here, next to this marker); Washington
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.