— Jamestown Settlement —
Although the Spanish first explored the area, English and American fur traders soon entered the region. Mass migrations of Mormons driven from eastern states began in the 1840s. In 1848 the territory was ceded to the United States after the Mexican War. In 1849, the Mormons created the State of Deseret, but it was denied admission to the United States due to the Mormon practice of polygamy, renounced in 1890, Utah was formed from the Territory of Utah, organized by the United States in 1850.
1776-Explored by missionaries Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Afanasio Dominquez for Spain
1847-Permanently settled by American Mormons
1896- Admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
Location. 37° 13.566′ N, 76° 46.962′ 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. Wyoming (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma
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