Queen Elizabeth I of England granted Sir Walter Raleigh the right to establish a colony in 1584. Two settlements at Roanoke Island (1585, 1587) were unsuccessful, the second now known as the “lost colony.” By 1650, a few colonists from Virginia had settled in the Albermarle Sound region. In 1663, the Carolinas became a proprietary colony with grants given to eight proprietors by King Charles II. After 1691 the province of Albemarle was called North Carolina. North Carolina became a royal colony in 1729. In 1776 the colonial legislature passed the Halifax Resolves, the first official action calling for independence.
1524-Explored by Giovanni da Verrazano for France
1650s-Permanently settled by the English
1789-Admitted to the Union as the 12th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1584.
Location. 37° 13.564′ N, 76° 46.975′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhode Island (here, next to this marker); New York (here, next to this marker); Vermont (here, next to this marker); Kentucky (here, next to this marker); Virginia (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee (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.
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 256 times since then and 10 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.