The Russians were the first to settle Alaska, and maintained control of the region until the mid 19th century, despite Spanish and British claims. In 1867 Russia sold Alaska to the United States and an administrative district was established in 1884. After the gold rush of the 1890s the population grew. The state was created from the Alaska Territory, organized in 1912.
1741-Explored by Vitus Bering for Russia
1784-Permanently settled by Russian fur traders
1959-Admitted to the Union as the 49th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 37° 13.57′ N, 76° 46.957′ 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); Hawaii (here, next to this marker); New Mexico (here, next to this marker);
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.