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Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New York

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

— Jamestown Settlement —

 
New York Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. New York Marker
Inscription.  One of the thirteen original colonies
Capital-Albany

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 EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers.
 
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

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
within walking distance of this marker. Virginia (here, next to this marker); North Carolina (here, next to this marker); Rhode Island (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire (here, next to this marker); Vermont (a few steps from this marker); South Carolina (a few steps from this marker); Kentucky (a few steps from this marker); North Dakota (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Quadricentennial Plaza-South image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
3. Quadricentennial Plaza-South
Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
4. Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center
 
 
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 220 times since then and 17 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.
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