—Jamestown Settlement —
In 1632, King Charles I of England granted land to George Calvert, Lord Baltimore. At Calvert’s death, his son succeeded to the title and organized a colonial expedition. Settlers arrived in Maryland in 1634 and started a settlement at Saint Mary’s. The colony was founded on the principle of religious toleration, allowing Catholics and Protestants alike to escape persecution in England, but eventually Puritans took control. Boundary disputes with Virginia continued for several centuries. In 1688 Maryland became a royal colony with the Church of England as the official religion.
1608-Explored by Captain John Smith for England
1634-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 7th state.
Location. 37° 13.57′ N, 76° 46.969′ 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. South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Massachusetts (here, next to this marker);
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 258 times since then and 12 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.