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Historical Markers in Jamestown, Virginia

Clickable Map of James City County, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> James City County, VA (206) Charles City County, VA (74) Gloucester County, VA (95) Isle of Wight County, VA (51) King and Queen County, VA (27) New Kent County, VA (56) Newport News Ind. City, VA (263) Surry County, VA (34) Williamsburg Ind. City, VA (54) York County, VA (168)  JamesCityCounty(206) James City County (206)  CharlesCityCounty(74) Charles City County (74)  GloucesterCounty(95) Gloucester County (95)  IsleofWightCounty(51) Isle of Wight County (51)  KingandQueenCounty(27) King and Queen County (27)  NewKentCounty(56) New Kent County (56)  NewportNews(263) Newport News (263)  SurryCounty(34) Surry County (34)  (54) Williamsburg (54)  YorkCounty(168) York County (168)
Williamsburg is the county seat for James City County
Jamestown is in James City County
      James City County (206)  
      Charles City County (74)  
      Gloucester County (95)  
      Isle of Wight County (51)  
      King and Queen County (27)  
      New Kent County (56)  
      Newport News (263)  
      Surry County (34)  
      Williamsburg (54)  
      York County (168)  
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1Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Alabama — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Montgomery 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 . . . Map (db m98070) HM
2Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Alaska — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Juneau The Russians were the first to settle Alaska, and maintained control of the region until the mid 19th century, despite Spanish and British claims. In 1867 Russia sold Alaska to the United States and an administrative district was . . . Map (db m97821) HM
3Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — WT 6 — Angelo (fl. 1619-1625)
Angelo (Angela) was likely born in the West African kingdom of Ndongo, part of present-day Angola, Captured and sold to slave traders, she was forced onto a Portuguese ship. Two English privateers, the White Lion and the Treasurer, . . . Map (db m184276) HM
4Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — WT-5 — Argall Town
About 1617, Deputy Governor Samuel Argall established a settlement on 300 acres near here. Situated on land that had been formerly inhabited by the Paspahegh Indians, the group of dispersed buildings was incorporated into the 3,000-acre Governor's . . . Map (db m66909) HM
5Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Arizona — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Phoenix Spanish Jesuits organized missions in the area after 1700, but Spain did not establish settlements until 1775-76 with the founding of Tucson. When Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, the area was controlled by Mexico. . . . Map (db m97819) HM
6Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Arkansas — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Little Rock In 1673, Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet visited the Arkansas region. After La Salle claimed it for France in 1682, colonization began. The first settlement was established in 1686 by Henri de Tonti. Although France ceded . . . Map (db m98074) HM
7Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — WT-3 — Blockhouses Near Jamestown
In the first few years of the English settlement at Jamestown, colonists built small, isolated, fortified structures—called blockhouses—around the perimeter of the main settlement to provide refuges, observation posts, and rallying . . . Map (db m66908) HM
8Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Bowl, Pot, and Pipe
By 1640, Jamestown potters were making thick-walled jugs, bowls, and pots for everyday use. Symmetrical design and an occasional slip-coat of color show that skilled artisans were at work. The local ware fired red, due to the iron-rich Tidewater . . . Map (db m17401) HM
9Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Burial — JR1046B
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10Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — California — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Sacramento Although explored primarily by Spain, Sir Francis Drake, sailing for England, also touched the California coast in 1579. After the establishment of Spanish missions, California became a territory of Mexico in 1825 following . . . Map (db m194657) HM
11Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Colorado — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Denver Although the region was explored first by the Spanish, this possession was controlled by the French. The dispute was settled in 1763 in favor of the French. Few attempts were made to colonize it until the mid-19th century. The . . . Map (db m97579) HM
12Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Connecticut — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the original colonies Capital-Hartford Dutch residents from New Amsterdam established a trading post near present-day Hartford in 1633, but it was the English from the Massachusetts Bay Colony who made the initial move to colonize the . . . Map (db m97843) HM
13Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Delaware — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies. Capital-Dover Delaware was explored by Henry Hudson for the Dutch in 1609, but was named for Lord De la Warr, an early English governor of Virginia. In 1638 Peter Minuit established the first successful . . . Map (db m97831) HM
14Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Discovery
Specifications: Length Overall:   66’ Beam:   14’ 10” Draft:   6’ 6” Mast Height:   59’ Sail Area:   1,160 square feet Year Built:   2007 20 tons burden John Ratcliffe, Captain 12 passengers and 9 crew, est. The smallest of the . . . Map (db m40253) HM
15Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Early Medical Discoveries
Death and disease stalked the colony year-round. Over the first 18 years, six of seven residents of Jamestown perished – over 6,000 deaths. Dr. Lawrence Bohun arrived at Jamestown in June of 1610, and stayed until the spring of 1611. . . . Map (db m17400) HM
16Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Excellent Good Timber
Colonists marvelled at the deep, tall forests of Virginia – then set to clearing them away. The “goodly tall Trees” became firewood, fort walls, house frames, boat planks, barrel staves, industrial fuel, and lumber exports. . . . Map (db m17391) HM
17Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — WT-1 — First Africans In Jamestown
The first documented Africans in mainland English America arrived at Point Comfort (in present-day Hampton) late in Aug. 1619. Colonial officials traded food for these “20 and odd” Africans, who had been seized from a Portuguese slave ship en route . . . Map (db m194714) HM
18Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — First Poles — 1608 1958
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19Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — W-100 — First Poles Arrive
Skilled craftsmen of Polish origin recruited by the Virginia Company began arriving in Jamestown aboard the Mary and Margaret about 1 Oct. 1608. Poles contributed to the development of a glass factory and the production of potash, . . . Map (db m66905) HM
20Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Florida — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capitol-TallahasseeThe first permanent European settlement in America was established by the Spanish in 1565 at St. Augustine. In 1763 following the French and Indian War (in which Spain sided with France), Britain received Florida but returned it . . . Map (db m97413) HM
21Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — V-61 — French Troops At Jamestown
On 2 Sept. 1781, about 3,000 French troops of the Gatinois, Agenois, and Touraine Regiments arrived at Jamestown from the West Indies. Commanded by the Marquis de Saint-Simon, they camped near here before participating in the siege of Yorktown. On . . . Map (db m90954) HM
22Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Georgia — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies Capital-Atlanta To stop French claims to the area, Pedro Menendez de Aviles attempted a coastal Spanish settlement in 1565. England claimed the territory in the 17th century, but did not colonize it until . . . Map (db m194653) HM
23Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Godspeed
Specifications: Length Overall:   88’ Beam:   17’ Draft:   7’ Mast Height:   71’ 6” Sail Area:   2,420 square feet Year Built:   2004 - 2006 40 tons burden Bartholomew Gosnold, Captain 39 passengers and 13 crew, est. Godspeed was the . . . Map (db m40254) HM
24Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Harvesting Ice
Among the ruins of New Towne was a seven-foot pit, dug in colonial times. Not deep enough for a well, the hole tapered from 14 feet wide at the rim to 6 feet wide at the sandy bottom. In Britain in the 1600s, perishables were often stored in huts . . . Map (db m17398) HM
25Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Hawaii — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Honolulu The islands were first settled by Polynesians from other Pacific islands by the 9th century. After James Cook first visited the islands in 1778, they were frequented by traders, but the British made no effort to colonize . . . Map (db m194656) HM
26Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Homes to Last
The colonists at Jamestown produced most of their own brick and tile locally at each building site. Bricks were used for houses, wells, and walkways; tiles for floors and roofs. Three kilns have been excavated at Jamestown, each producing bricks of . . . Map (db m17403) HM
27Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Idaho — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Boise Lewis and Clark blazed a trail through Idaho in 1805, followed by English and American fur traders. Thousands of pioneers followed the Oregon Trail through southeast Idaho in the 1830s and 1840s, although the first settlement was . . . Map (db m97656) HM
28Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Illinois — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Springfield The French established settlements at Cahokia in 1699 and at Kaskaskia in 1720, in what was then the province of Louisiana. After the French and Indian War, the region was ceded to the English. During the American Revolution, . . . Map (db m97970) HM
29Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Indiana — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Indianapolis In the early 18th century, French occupation of the area began with the construction of three forts between 1715 and 1733: Miami, Quiatenon, and Vincennes, the latter becoming a permanent settlement. In 1763 France ceded . . . Map (db m194679) HM
30Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Iowa — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Des Moines The area was a part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. After the defeat of the Indian chief, Black Hawk in 1832, settlers flocked to the region. Dubuque was permanently founded in 1833. Iowa was included in the boundaries of . . . Map (db m97416) HM
31Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Iron for Corn
For the first years at Jamestown, the English needed food from the natives in order to survive. The Powhatans for their part sought the colonists’ commercial goods: iron tools and pots, hatchets and knives, bells and glass beads. Exchanges could be . . . Map (db m17395) HM
32Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — James Fort
The English settlers in Virginia soon built a fort in order to protect themselves from raids by the Spanish and local Indians. The fort re-created here was described by an English settler in 1610 as triangular in shape with walls of planks and . . . Map (db m40261) HM
33Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Jamestown Island
Jamestown island formed many thousands of years ago from a series of shoals along the James River. When colonists arrived in 1607, an isthmus connected the island to the mainland, and a “paradise” of virgin hardwoods covered the land. . . . Map (db m17404) HM
34Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Kansas — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Topeka Claimed by France in 1682, the area was ceded to Spain in 1763, reverted back to France in 1800, and in 1803 became part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1817 it became part of the unorganized Indian Territory. A battleground for . . . Map (db m194647) HM
35Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Kentucky — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Frankfort Following possible visits to the area in the 17th century, particularly by Gabriel Arthur, actual exploration was not made until Thomas Walker went to the region in 1750. He was followed in 1751 by Christopher Gist. In 1767, . . . Map (db m97960) HM
36Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — V-62 — Lafayette's Visit
On behalf of a grateful nation, President James Monroe invited the Marquis de Lafayette to visit the United States, his adopted country. Lafayette’s tour of all 24 states in 1824 and 1825 drew large crowds and sparked a renewal of patriotism. On 22 . . . Map (db m90955) HM
37Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Louisiana — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Baton Rouge Following Cabeza de Vaca, this area was further explored by Hernando de Soto in 1541, and claimed for France in 1682 by La Salle, whose attempt at establishing a colony five years later ended in his death. In 1699 Pierre . . . Map (db m97965) HM
38Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Maine — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Augusta 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 . . . Map (db m194680) HM
39Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Maryland — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies Capital-Annapolis In 1632, King Charles I of England granted land to George Calvert, Lord Baltimore. At Calvert’s death, his son succeeded to the title and organized a colonial expedition. Settlers . . . Map (db m97858) HM
40Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Massachusetts — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies Capital-Boston A group of zealous Puritans known as the Separatists or “Pilgrims” left England and established a colony at Plymouth in New England in 1620. In 1626, a Puritan settlement was . . . Map (db m97856) HM
41Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Michigan — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Lansing Although settled by French missionaries and fur traders, the area came under British control after the French and Indian War. When the United States took charge after the American Revolution, Michigan became part of the Northwest . . . Map (db m194681) HM
42Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Minnesota — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-St. Paul Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth, let an expedition to the area in 1679. French fur traders worked in the region until France ceded it to England after the French and Indian War in 1763. The eastern portion became part of the . . . Map (db m194660) HM
43Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Mississippi — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Jackson The first permanent settlement in this area was established near present day Biloxi. After the French and Indian War, the territory was ceded by the French to the English, who in turn surrendered it to Spain following the American . . . Map (db m97967) HM
44Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Missouri — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Jefferson City Permanent settlement in the area was not established by France until the 1730s. In 1763 France ceded this region which was part of the Louisiana territory to Spain, who ceded it back in 1800. France sold the region to the . . . Map (db m98072) HM
45Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Montana — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Helena Fur trappers worked in the region as early as the 1740s. Acquired as a portion of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Lewis and Clark explored the area in 1805. The region offered American fur traders a profitable business and the . . . Map (db m97610) HM
46Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Nebraska — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Lincoln After La Salle claimed much of the region in 1682, France controlled the territory for a time and then ceded it to Spain. The area was sold back to France and then to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. . . . Map (db m194911) HM
47Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Nevada — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Carson City This area was claimed by Mexico in 1820. In 1825 Jedediah Smith entered the region and in 1845 John Fremont led an expedition there. This area was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican War and was originally . . . Map (db m194659) HM
48Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — New Hampshire — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies Capital-Concord While the French were the first to explore this area, it was John Smith’s explorations, maps, and reports of the region in 1614 which led to its eventual settlement. In 1622, John Mason . . . Map (db m194678) HM
49Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — New Jersey — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies Capital-Trenton Dutch merchants established trade with the Lenape Indians and set up trading posts at present day Jersey City in 1618 and Fort Nassau in 1624. Swedish settlers came to the area in 1638. . . . Map (db m194655) HM
50Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — New Mexico — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Santa Fe The region was controlled by the Spanish and in 1609-10 Santa Fe was founded and became the colony’s capital. Mexico won its independence in 1821 and controlled the region after that. Most of New Mexico was acquired by the United . . . Map (db m97668) HM
51Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — New York — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies Capital-Albany 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 . . . Map (db m97934) HM
52Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — North Carolina — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies Capital-Raleigh 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 . . . Map (db m97936) HM
53Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — North Dakota — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Bismarck This area was sold to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clark explored the region in 1804-5 and settlement attempts were made around 1812 by Scottish and Irish families. In 1818 the United . . . Map (db m194649) HM
54Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Ohio — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Columbus In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, French and English traders competed and clashed in the region. In 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, the land was ceded to the English. The United States acquired the area . . . Map (db m97964) HM
55Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Oklahoma — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Oklahoma City Though claimed by Robert LaSalle for France in 1682, the region remained inhabited primarily by Indians. In 1803 the United States bought the area in the Louisiana Purchase. First set aside as a new homeland for displaced . . . Map (db m97666) HM
56Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — On Roads of Water
Within three days of reaching the New World, the first Jamestown colonists had assembled a small boat to go exploring in the roadless wilderness. Once settled, they gathered raw materials of boat building for export as well as for their own use: . . . Map (db m17396) HM
57Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Oregon — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Salem After England claimed the region, fur trading posts were established in the 1790s. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explored the region in 1805, and John Jacob Astor founded his fur trading post in 1811. The first American . . . Map (db m194648) HM
58Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Pennsylvania — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the thirteen original colonies Capital-Harrisburg Although Captain John Smith entered the Susquehanna River in 1608 and Henry Hudson entered Delaware Bay in 1609, the region was not explored extensively until Cornelius Hendricksen came . . . Map (db m97833) HM
59Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Powhatan Indian Village
At the time of the English arrival in Virginia, the tribes of the Powhatan chiefdom were living in communities of varying sizes. Larger towns contained the residences of chiefs as well as specialized structures such as storehouses and a temple. . . . Map (db m40257) HM
60Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Remembering Ancestors
The Middle Passage For more than 350 years, approximately 12 million Africans were transported across the Atlantic Ocean in the largest forced migration in history. Two million, unknown and forgotten, died during the voyage. Of the ten . . . Map (db m147817) HM
61Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Rhode Island — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the original colonies Capital-Providence Roger Williams established the first settlement at Providence in 1636 with a group of followers from Massachusetts Bay Colony who sought freedom of worship. Portsmouth and Newport were founded . . . Map (db m97943) HM
62Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Ships
In December 1606, Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery left England with 105 colonists and supplies of food, tools, livestock, and military equipment to start a new colony in Virginia. The English investors who funded the colony . . . Map (db m40255) HM
63Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Silk Worn and Silk Spun
England – and Jamestown – imported silk from the Mediterranean and the Orient. In 1619 the Colony Secretary bragged that the cow keeper and the collier’s wife had suits of “fresh flaming silk.” Spinning fibers from the . . . Map (db m17393) HM
64Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — South Carolina — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
One of the original colonies Capital-Columbia The Spanish attempted a settlement in 1526, but it was shortly abandoned. A group of French Huguenots established a colony on Parris Island in Port Royal Sound in 1562 which lasted about a year. . . . Map (db m97893) HM
65Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — South Dakota — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Pierre The Dakotas became a part of the United States as a result of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Fur traders moved into the area following the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804. The state was formed from the 1861 Dakota Territory, . . . Map (db m97583) HM
66Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Susan Constant
Specifications: Length Overall:   116’ Beam:   24’ 10” Draft:   11’ 9” Mast Height:   95’ Sail Area:   3,902 square feet Year Built:   1991 120 tons burden Christopher Newport, Captain 54 passengers and 17 crew, est. Susan Constant . . . Map (db m40252) HM
67Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Tennessee — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Nashville King Charles II of England included this territory in the Carolina grants made in 1663 and 1665. Following French explorations, Englishmen James Needham and Gabriel Arthur explored the region in 1673 and visited Cherokee Indian . . . Map (db m97962) HM
68Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Texas — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Austin Spain established several missions and controlled the region until 1821 when Mexico gained its independence. At that time, the United States reached agreement with Mexico allowing Americans to colonize the territory, and Stephen . . . Map (db m194912) HM
69Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — The “Island House”
To the right, just beyond this narrow marsh, lay the 80-acre “Island House” tract which was “planted and seated” prior to 1619 by Richard Kingsmill, “ancient planter,” burgess, and man of property and affairs. His . . . Map (db m17363) HM
70Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — The Golden Weed
King James called smoking “a filthy novelty,” but tobacco proved the salvation of his Virginia colony. Seeds from South America and the West Indies, grown in Virginia’s soil and climate, produced a pleasing leaf. From 1615 to 1619, . . . Map (db m17394) HM
71Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — The Greate Road
The Greate Road, also called the Maine Cart Road and the Great Old Road, connected the isthmus of Jamestown with the mainland between the James and Back Rivers. Originally, it was a path established and used by Native Americans. In May 1607, . . . Map (db m66898) HM
72Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — The Hardwood Harvest
By the 1600s, hardwood lumber was scarce in England. Early exports of the colony were potash, used in the manufacture of glass, and soap ash, which yields liquid soap. The ashes of hardwood logs were mixed with water, strained, and heated to a . . . Map (db m17399) HM
73Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Utah — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Salt Lake City Although the Spanish first explored the area, English and American fur traders soon entered the region. Mass migrations of Mormons driven from eastern states began in the 1840s. In 1848 the territory was ceded to the . . . Map (db m194651) HM
74Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Vermont — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Montpelier English colonists from nearby Massachusetts established the first permanent settlement in 1724. Following a dispute over the territory between New Hampshire and New York, King George III granted it to New York. New Hampshire . . . Map (db m97944) HM
75Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Virginia — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
The first permanent English settlement in North America and the first of the thirteen original colonies. Capital-Richmond A permanent settlement was established by England’s Virginia Company of London in 1607 under its original charter. In . . . Map (db m194654) HM
76Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Virginia’s Vintage
The plentiful grape vines in the New World raised hopes of a profitable wine making industry. Native and imported varieties produced a drinkable vintage, but the wine often spoiled during shipment to England. The venture failed. A local market did . . . Map (db m17402) HM
77Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Voyage to Virginia
The ships traveled to Virginia using the favorable southerly route across the Atlantic Ocean, taking advantage of trade winds and stopping at numerous islands to resupply. Cramped, unsanitary conditions and unrelenting boredom created tension and . . . Map (db m40260) HM
78Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Washington — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Olympia Washington was explored in the 18th century by Spanish, American and British travelers, specifically Captain George Vancouver in the 1790s. Lewis and Clark opened the area for American activity in their 1805 explorations. In 1818, . . . Map (db m97654) HM
79Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Well
This well was in use in the first quarter of the 17th century, dating to the early years of Jamestown. When no longer usable, wells were used as a place to put garbage. This added many unwanted item, mixing with the few items that had been . . . Map (db m45258) HM
80Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — West Virginia — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Charleston The region was a part of the original colony of Virginia, but was settled primarily by Scotch-Irish and German settlers. Conflicts arose between western Virginians and those in the east after the American Revolution, . . . Map (db m97456) HM
81Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Wisconsin — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Madison After France formally claimed the region, fur trading posts were established in the area. As a result of the French and Indian War, French supremacy in Wisconsin ended with the occupation of the region by the British in 1763. The . . . Map (db m97418) HM
82Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — Wyoming — Quadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Cheyenne Wyoming was home to more than a dozen Indian tribes when the first American traders entered the area. The region was acquired in portions by the United States: the east in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the west in the Oregon . . . Map (db m97657) HM
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