King Charles II of England included this territory in the Carolina grants made in 1663 and 1665. Following French explorations, Englishmen James Needham and Gabriel Arthur explored the region in 1673 and visited Cherokee Indian villages. The area went to the British following the French and Indian War and subsequently, pioneers moved into the area. After numerous disputes with North Carolina, Tennessee was officially organized as the “Territory of the U.S. South of the River Ohio” in 1790.
1540-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain
1769-Permanently settled by the English
1796-Admitted to the Union as the 16th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1663.
Location. 37° 13.56′ N, 76° 46.98′ 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.
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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 260 times since then and 3 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.