—Jamestown Settlement —
Queen Elizabeth I of England granted Sir Walter Raleigh the right to establish a colony in 1584. Two settlements at Roanoke Island (1585, 1587) were unsuccessful, the second now known as the “lost colony.” By 1650, a few colonists from Virginia had settled in the Albermarle Sound region. In 1663, the Carolinas became a proprietary colony with grants given to eight proprietors by King Charles II. After 1691 the province of Albemarle was called North Carolina. North Carolina became a royal colony in 1729. In 1776 the colonial legislature passed the Halifax Resolves, the first official action calling for independence.
1524-Explored by Giovanni da Verrazano for France
1650s-Permanently settled by the English
1789-Admitted to the Union as the 12th state.
Location. 37° 13.564′ N, 76° 46.975′ 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, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rhode Island (here, next to this marker); New York
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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