Although the French settled Alabama, they ceded it to England after the French and Indian War. In 1783, England ceded the northern part to the United States and the southern part to Spain, but by 1795 most of the area was claimed by the United States, which annexed the remainder in 1813. A separate Alabama Territory was organized in 1817. Two years later, a constitution was drafted and Alabama became a state.
1540-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain
1702-Permanently settled by the French
1819-Admitted to the Union as the 22nd state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1783.
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 walking distance of this marker. Illinois (here, next to this marker); Maine (here, next to this marker);
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.