Though claimed by Robert LaSalle for France in 1682, the region remained inhabited primarily by Indians. In 1803 the United States bought the area in the Louisiana Purchase. First set aside as a new homeland for displaced eastern Indians of the Five Civilized Tribes, the area was known as Indian Territory after 1834. Oklahoma was opened to homesteaders in 1889 and the Oklahoma Territory was organized the next year. The state was formed in 1907 from the Indian Territory and the newer Oklahoma Territory.
1541-Explored by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for Spain
1889-Permanently settled by American homesteaders
1907-Admitted to the Union as the 46th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1682.
Location. 37° 13.567′ N, 76° 46.961′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Utah (here, next to this marker); New Mexico (here, next to this marker); Wyoming (here, next to this marker); Arizona (here, next to this marker); Idaho (here, next to this marker); Alaska (a few steps from this marker); Washington (a few steps from this marker); First Poles (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 209 times since then and 12 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.