—Jamestown Settlement —
A group of zealous Puritans known as the Separatists or “Pilgrims” left England and established a colony at Plymouth in New England in 1620. In 1626, a Puritan settlement was started at Salem, and by 1630 the Massachusetts Bay Colony was established. John Winthrop was elected governor and Boston was founded in 1630, becoming the capital. In 1643 the Bay Colony formed the New England Confederation with Plymouth, Connecticut and New Haven colonies for defense, which proved effective during King Philip’s War, 1675-6. In 1691, under King William and Queen Mary, the Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, and Maine colonies were united and granted a new charter.
1602-Explored by Bartholemew Gosnold for England
1620-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 6th state.
Location. 37° 13.571′ N, 76° 46.967′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryland (here, next to this marker); Connecticut (here, next to this marker); South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Georgia (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma (a few steps from this marker); Utah (a few steps from this marker); Virginia (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.