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Near Mechanicsville in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Totopotomoi

 
 
Totopotomoi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
1. Totopotomoi Marker
Inscription. 1656
Totopotomoi
Chief of the Pamunkey Indians, faithful ally of the English, killed in Battle of Bloody Run near Richmond

1754
Rural Plains
Built 1670
Home of Sarah Shelton, married here to Patrick Henry

1864
Battle of the Totopotomoi
Preceding Cold Harbor
Erected by Hanover Branch A.P.V.A. 1932
 
Erected 1932 by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Location. 37° 39.699′ N, 77° 20.786′ W. Marker is near Mechanicsville, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Studley Road (County Route 606) 0.1 miles west of Shelton Pointe Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Totopotomoy Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Rural Plains (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelton House Under Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Totopotomoy Line (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fighting at the Totopotomoy
Totopotomoi Marker on Studley Road facing west. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
2. Totopotomoi Marker on Studley Road facing west.
(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Totopotomoy Line (approx. half a mile away); Attacking the High Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pine Slash (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mechanicsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Totopotomoi. Totopotomoi, Chief of the Pamunkey Indians (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on February 15, 2009.) 

3. Totopotomoy Creek. CWSAC Battle Summary (Submitted on February 15, 2009.) 

4. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Ceremony Marking Transfer of Historic Rural Plains to the National Park Service. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Totopotomoi Marker on Studley Road facing east. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
3. Totopotomoi Marker on Studley Road facing east.
Shelton House “Rural Plains”. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 14, 2009
4. Shelton House “Rural Plains”.
"Rural Plains" is believed to be the oldest home in Hanover County, dating back to 1670. Sir John Shelton received the property on which it stands through a King’s Grant bestowed in 1609. “Rural Plains” was dedicated to the National Park Service in June 2006 as part of a 124-acre historic park.
Center hallway portraits. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 8, 2009
5. Center hallway portraits.
In 1754 Sarah Shelton and Patrick Henry were married in the parlor of the Shelton home.
Front room (left) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 8, 2009
6. Front room (left)
Front room (right) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 8, 2009
7. Front room (right)
Back room image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 8, 2009
8. Back room
 
 
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