—Jamestown Settlement —
The islands were first settled by Polynesians from other Pacific islands by the 9th century. After James Cook first visited the islands in 1778, they were frequented by traders, but the British made on effort to colonize Hawaii. American missionaries converted Hawaiians to Christianity, and businesses were founded in the sugar and pineapple trade. United States recognition came in the 1840s, followed by reciprocal trade agreements. In 1893, the native royalists were defeated, Queen Liliuokalani was deposed, and the Republic of Hawaii was established the following year. Hawaii was annexed to the United States in 1898. The territory of Hawaii was organized in 1900.
1778-Explored by James Cook for England
1820-Permanently settled by American missionaries
1959-Admitted to the Union as the 50th state.
Location. 37° 13.571′ N, 76° 46.956′ 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. Alaska (here, next to this marker); Arizona
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 102 times since then and 14 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.