— Jamestown Settlement —
The region was controlled by the Spanish and in 1609-10 Santa Fe was founded and became the colony’s capital. Mexico won its independence in 1821 and controlled the region after that. Most of New Mexico was acquired by the United States at the end of the Mexican War in 1848, and in 1850 the New Mexico Territory was established. In 1853, the United States bought the land which forms the present boundary with Mexico in the Gadsden Purchase.
1540-Explored by Francisco Vasquez de Coronado for Spain
1598-Settled by Spanish missionaries
1912-Admitted to the Union as the 47th state.
Location. 37° 13.568′ N, 76° 46.959′ 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. Arizona (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma (here, next to this marker); Alaska (here, next to this marker); Utah
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 129 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.