— Jamestown Settlement —
English colonists from nearby Massachusetts established the first permanent settlement in 1724. Following a dispute over the territory between New Hampshire and New York, King George III granted it to New York. New Hampshire settlers rebelled under the leadership of Ethan Allen, and in 1777, Vermont seceded from New York and became an independent republic, until its admission to the Union in 1791. Vermont’s constitution of 1777 was the first to provide for universal suffrage and the prohibition of slavery.
1609-Explored by Samuel de Champlain for France
1724-Permanently settled by the English.
1791-Admitted to the Union as the 14th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1724.
Location. 37° 13.562′ N, 76° 46.977′ 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
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 287 times since then and 4 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.