— Jamestown Settlement —
A group of zealous Puritans known as the Separatists or “Pilgrims” left England and established a colony at Plymouth in New England in 1620. In 1626, a Puritan settlement was started at Salem, and by 1630 the Massachusetts Bay Colony was established. John Winthrop was elected governor and Boston was founded in 1630, becoming the capital. In 1643 the Bay Colony formed the New England Confederation with Plymouth, Connecticut and New Haven colonies for defense, which proved effective during King Philip’s War, 1675-6. In 1691, under King William and Queen Mary, the Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, and Maine colonies were united and granted a new charter.
1602-Explored by Bartholemew Gosnold for England
1620-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 6th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1620.
Location. 37° 13.571′ N, 76° 46.967′ W. Marker is in Jamestown
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryland (here, next to this marker); Connecticut (here, next to this marker); South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Georgia (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma (a few steps from this marker); Utah (a few steps from this marker); Virginia (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 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.