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Jamestown in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New Hampshire

Quadricentennial Plaza

 

—Jamestown Settlement —

 
New Hampshire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
1. New Hampshire Marker
Inscription. One of the thirteen original colonies
Capital-Concord

While the French were the first to explore this area, it was John Smith’ explorations, maps, and reports of the region in 1614 which led to its eventual settlement. In 1622, John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges obtained rights to the land, part of which was claimed by Mason to become New Hampshire. Within a few years settlements were founded at Dover and Portsmouth. Others followed, but by 1643, all had joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1679, New Hampshire became a separate royal province, but often the governor of Massachusetts served both colonies.

1605-Explored by Samuel de Champlain for France
1623-Permanently settled by the English
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 9th state.
 
Location. 37° 13.568′ N, 76° 46.971′ 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); Virginia (here, next to this marker); Maryland

Quadricentennial Plaza-North image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
2. Quadricentennial Plaza-North
(here, next to this marker); New York (here, next to this marker); Massachusetts (a few steps from this marker); North Carolina (a few steps from this marker); Rhode Island (a few steps from this marker); Connecticut (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
Quadricentennial Plaza-South image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
3. Quadricentennial Plaza-South
Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 17, 2016
4. Jamestown Settlement Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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