— Jamestown Settlement —
Permanent settlement in the area was not established by France until the 1730s. In 1763 France ceded this region which was part of the Louisiana territory to Spain, who ceded it back in 1800. France sold the region to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1812 the area became the Missouri Territory. Because of the slavery issue, Missouri was admitted to the Union as a slave state under the Missouri Compromise.
1673-Explored by Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette for France
1735-Permanently settled by the French
1821-Admitted to the Union as the 24th state.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 13.55′ N, 76° 46.99′ 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. Arkansas (here, next to this marker); Maine
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 194 times since then. 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.