—Jamestown Settlement —
John Cabot probably explored Maine for the English in 1498, and in 1607 a temporary English colony was established on the Kennebec River. In 1622 Sir Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason received a land grant in the area. After a division of the land in 1629, Gorges received the area that became the province of Maine. He received a royal charter in 1639. In 1677 Massachusetts gained control of Maine. They were separated in 1819, and statehood was granted in 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise.
1000-Explored by Norsemen
1620s-Permanently settled by the English
1829-Admitted to the Union as the 23rd state.
Location. 37° 13.552′ N, 76° 46.988′ 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); Alabama (here, next to this marker); Missouri
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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