— Jamestown Settlement —
The first permanent settlement in this area was established near present day Biloxi. After the French and Indian War, the territory was ceded by the French to the English, who in turn surrendered it to Spain following the American Revolution. In 1795, Spain ceded most of Mississippi to the United States, and three years later, Mississippi was organized as a territory.
1540-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain
1699-Permanently settled by the French
1817-Admitted to the Union as the 20th state
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
Location. 37° 13.555′ N, 76° 46.985′ 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 walking distance of this marker. Indiana (here, next to this marker); Illinois (here, next to this marker); Alabama (here,
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 233 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.