— Jamestown Settlement —
A permanent settlement was established by England’s Virginia Company of London in 1607 under its original charter. In 1609, King James I granted a second charter, which increased Virginia’s territory to its maximum size, stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Following the American Revolution, Virginia relinquished her northern and western territories, which eventually were divided into individual states.
1570-Spanish Mission established near the York River
1607-Permanently settled by the English at Jamestown
1788—Admitted to the Union as the 10th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1607.
Location. 37° 13.566′ N, 76° 46.972′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire (here, next to this marker); North Carolina (here, next to this marker); South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Rhode Island (a few steps from this marker); Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Vermont (a few steps from this marker); South Dakota (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 19, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 231 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.