The Spanish attempted a settlement in 1526, but it was shortly abandoned. A group of French Huguenots established a colony on Parris Island in Port Royal Sound in 1562 which lasted about a year. Shortly, the Spanish built missions along the coast as far north as present-day Charleston. Claimed by England in 1663, the Carolinas were granted to a group of eight proprietors, and a colony was established in the southern part in 1670. In 1729 South Carolina became a royal colony.
1521-Explored by the Spanish
1670-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 8th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1526.
Location. 37° 13.569′ N, 76° 46.97′ 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
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.