— Jamestown Settlement —
While the French were the first to explore this area, it was John Smith’ explorations, maps, and reports of the region in 1614 which led to its eventual settlement. In 1622, John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges obtained rights to the land, part of which was claimed by Mason to become New Hampshire. Within a few years settlements were founded at Dover and Portsmouth. Others followed, but by 1643, all had joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1679, New Hampshire became a separate royal province, but often the governor of Massachusetts served both colonies.
1605-Explored by Samuel de Champlain for France
1623-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 9th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 13.568′ N, 76° 46.971′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. The marker is located near the Jamestown
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Virginia (here, next to this marker); Maryland (here, next to this marker); New York (here, next to this marker); Massachusetts (a few steps from this marker); North Carolina (a few steps from this marker); Rhode Island (a few steps from this marker); Connecticut (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 19, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 173 times since then. 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.