— Jamestown Settlement —
Dutch merchants established trade with the Lenape Indians and set up trading posts at present day Jersey City in 1618 and Fort Nassau in 1624. Swedish settlers came to the area in 1638. After sporadic fighting, they yielded control to the Dutch in 1655 and in 1664 the English seized control. Proprietorship of the region was granted to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. The province was divided into East and West Jersey in 1676. The two proprietors surrendered their power to the English crown in 1702, but land disputes continued into the 18th century.
1609-Explored by Henry Hudson for the Dutch
1664-Permanently settled by English proprietors
1787-Admitted to the Union as the 3rd 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 1618.
Location. 37° 13.576′ N, 76° 46.958′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Delaware (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); Jamestown Settlement (here, next to this marker); First Poles (here, next to this marker); Hawaii (a few steps from this marker); Georgia (a few steps from this marker); Alaska (a few steps from this marker); Arizona (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 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 10 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.