—Jamestown Settlement —
The Russians were the first to settle Alaska, and maintained control of the region until the mid 19th century, despite Spanish and British claims. In 1867 Russia sold Alaska to the United States and an administrative district was established in 1884. After the gold rush of the 1890s the population grew. The state was created from the Alaska Territory, organized in 1912.
1741-Explored by Vitus Bering for Russia
1784-Permanently settled by Russian fur traders
1959-Admitted to the Union as the 49th state.
Location. 37° 13.57′ N, 76° 46.957′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arizona (here, next to this marker); Hawaii (here, next to this marker); New Mexico (here, next to this marker); First Poles (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma (a few steps from this marker); Utah
Categories. • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.