— Jamestown Settlement —
Delaware was explored by Henry Hudson for the Dutch in 1609, but was named for Lord De la Warr, an early English governor of Virginia. In 1638 Peter Minuit established the first successful settlement with the New Sweden Company at Fort Christina (Wilmington). Dutch forces under Peter Stuyvesant seized control by 1655. The English drove them from New Netherland in 1664, and in 1682 Delaware was included as a part of William Penn’s royal grant. In 1704, Delaware split from Pennsylvania and became a separate colony.
1609- Explored by Henry Hudson for the Dutch
1638-Permanent settlement established by the Swedes
1787-Admitted to the Union as the 1st state.
Location. 37° 13.576′ N, 76° 46.958′ 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. Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); New Jersey
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 242 times since then. 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.