The French established settlements at Cahokia in 1699 and at Kaskaskia in 1720, in what was then the province of Louisiana. After the French and Indian War, the region was ceded to the English. During the American Revolution, George Rogers Clark secured the area for the United States, and it became a part of the Northwest Territory in 1787. The area then became part of the Indiana Territory. In 1809, the Illinois Territory was organized and statehood was granted in 1818.
1673-Explored by Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette for France
1699-Permanently settled by French missionaries
1818-Admitted to the Union as the 21st state
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1699.
Location. 37° 13.553′ N, 76° 46.986′ 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
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 269 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.