Louisiana Historical

Louisiana Historical (HM1UIE)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185 James City County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.558', W 76° 46.981'

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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 Lemoyne Sieur d'Iberville built a fort near the present site of New Orleans. New Orleans was founded in 1718, and in 1731 Louisiana became a French crown colony. In 1763 France ceded the territory to Spain, who gave it back to the French in 1800. Three years later France sold the territory to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase.

1528-Explored by Cabeza de Vaca for Spain 1699-Permanently settled by the French 1812-Admitted to the Union as the 18th state.
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Date Added Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341817 N 4121429
Decimal Degrees37.22596667, -76.78301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.558', W 76° 46.981'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 33.48" N, 76° 46' 58.86" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2206 Colonial Pkwy, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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