Following the explorations of Verrazano in New York Bay, French explorer Samuel de Champlain and English explorer Henry Hudson (employed by the Dutch) investigated this area in 1609. By the 1620s the Dutch had established a permanent settlement which they named New Amsterdam. In 1664 they surrendered control of New Amsterdam (New Netherland) to the English. The territory was renamed New York after James, Duke of York and Albany, who later became King James II.
1524-Explored by Giovanni da Verrazano for France
1620s-Permanently settled by the Dutch
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 11th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1609.
Location. 37° 13.565′ N, 76° 46.973′ 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
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 259 times since then and 5 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.