— Jamestown Settlement —
Although the Spanish first explored the area, English and American fur traders soon entered the region. Mass migrations of Mormons driven from eastern states began in the 1840s. In 1848 the territory was ceded to the United States after the Mexican War. In 1849, the Mormons created the State of Deseret, but it was denied admission to the United States due to the Mormon practice of polygamy, renounced in 1890, Utah was formed from the Territory of Utah, organized by the United States in 1850.
1776-Explored by missionaries Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Afanasio Dominquez for Spain
1847-Permanently settled by American Mormons
1896- Admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 13.566′ N, 76° 46.962′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wyoming (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma (here, next to this marker); Idaho (here, next to this marker); New Mexico (here, next to this marker); Washington (here, next to this marker); Arizona (a few steps from this marker); Montana (a few steps from this marker); Alaska (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 173 times since then. 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.