—Jamestown Settlement —
Although the French settled Alabama, they ceded it to England after the French and Indian War. In 1783, England ceded the northern part to the United States and the southern part to Spain, but by 1795 most of the area was claimed by the United States, which annexed the remainder in 1813. A separate Alabama Territory was organized in 1817. Two years later, a constitution was drafted and Alabama became a state.
1540-Explored by Hernando de Soto for Spain
1702-Permanently settled by the French
1819-Admitted to the Union as the 22nd state.
Location. 37° 13.553′ N, 76° 46.986′ 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Illinois (here, next to this marker); Maine (here, next to this marker); Mississippi (here, next to this marker); Indiana
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.