—Jamestown Settlement —
Following the explorations of Verrazano in New York Bay, French explorer Samuel de Champlain and English explorer Henry Hudson (employed by the Dutch) investigated this area in 1609. By the 1620s the Dutch had established a permanent settlement which they named New Amsterdam. In 1664 they surrendered control of New Amsterdam (New Netherland) to the English. The territory was renamed New York after James, Duke of York and Albany, who later became King James II.
1524-Explored by Giovanni da Verrazano for France
1620s-Permanently settled by the Dutch
1788-Admitted to the Union as the 11th state.
Location. 37° 13.565′ N, 76° 46.973′ 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. Virginia (here, next to this marker); North Carolina (here, next to this marker); Rhode Island (here, next to this marker); New Hampshire
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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