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Near Quinton in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capt. John Smith Captured

 
 
Capt. John Smith Captured Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. Capt. John Smith Captured Marker
Inscription. In Dec. 1607, while exploring the headwaters of the nearby Chickahominy River, Capt. John Smith and his party were captured by a hunting party consisting of members of the Paspaheghs, Chickahominies, Youghtanunds, Pamunkeys, Mattaponis, and Chiskiacks. Smith was taken to Rasaweck, a hunting camp and became friendly with Chief Powhatan's brother Opechancanough. During this time, Smith first met Chief Powhatan, the leader of the Virginia Indians of this region, at Werowocomoco, on the York River. A formal alliance was made between them. Smith returned to Jamestown early in Jan. 1608.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E 12.)
 
Location. 37° 30.864′ N, 77° 12.405′ W. Marker is near Quinton, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on East Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of White Oak Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quinton VA 23141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henrico County/New Kent County (here, next to this marker); McClellan's Crossing (here, next to this marker); New Kent County (a
Capt. John Smith Captured Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. Capt. John Smith Captured Marker
few steps from this marker); New Kent Road (a few steps from this marker); Bottom's Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Orapax (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elko Community Center (approx. 1.5 miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Quinton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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