—Jamestown Settlement —
After France formally claimed the region, fur trading posts were established in the area. As a result of the French and Indian War, French supremacy in Wisconsin ended with the occupation of the region by the British in 1763. The area was ceded to the United States after the American Revolution, and became a part of the Northwest Territory. However, the British retained actual control until after the War of 1812. The opening of lead mines and the influx of settlers led to hostilities between whites and Indians and the resulting Black Hawk War of 1832. The state was formed from the 1836 Wisconsin Territory.
1634-Explored by Jean Nicolet for France
1764-Permanently settled by the English
1848-Admitted to the Union as the 30th state.
Location. 37° 13.549′ N, 76° 46.979′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on Jamestown Road. Touch for map. The marker is near the Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iowa (here, next to this marker); California (here, next to this marker); Minnesota
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
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