— Jamestown Settlement —
Washington was explored in the 18th century by Spanish, American and British travelers, specifically Captain George Vancouver in the 1790s. Lewis and Clark opened the area for American activity in their 1805 explorations. In 1818, British and Americans agreed to joint occupation of the area. Because of conflicts, however, a treaty was necessary n 1846 which established a boundary between the United States and Canada. The state was formed from the Washington Territory, organized n 1853.
Late 1700s-Coastal areas explored by the Spanish, Americans and British
1811-Permantently settled by British fur traders
1889-Admitted to the Union as the 42nd state.
Location. 37° 13.563′ N, 76° 46.965′ 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); Idaho (here, next to this marker); Wyoming
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.