—Jamestown Settlement —
Spain established several missions and controlled the region until 1821 when Mexico gained its independence. At that time, the United States reached agreement with Mexico allowing Americans to colonize the territory, and Stephen Austin brought settlers to the region, primarily from the southeast. Conflicts between settlers and the Mexican government let to a war in 1836. Texas won its independence and remained as the separate Republic of Texas until its admission as a state.
1530s-Explored by the Spanish
1682-Initial settlement by the Spanish
1845-Admitted to the Union as the 28ths state.
Location. 37° 13.547′ N, 76° 46.981′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Touch for map. The marker is located near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. 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. Iowa (here, next to this marker); Florida (here, next to this marker); Nevada (here, next
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence •
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