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Near Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Powhatan

 
 
Powhatan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
1. Powhatan Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity is believed to be the birthplace of Wahunsunacock, better known as Powhatan. A village stood nearby that also bore the name Powhatan. By the time the English arrived in 1607, Powhatan was acknowledged as the paramount chief of about 30 districts, with more than 150 villages. His dominions, called Tsenacomoco, stretched approximately to the Potomac River in the north and to the fall line of the rivers to the west, and from just south of the James River eastward to the Atlantic Ocean. Powhatan played a leading role in early relations between the English and the Virginia Indians and was the father of Pocahontas. He died in April 1618.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 49.)
 
Location. 37° 29.802′ N, 77° 24.303′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on New Market Road (Virginia Route 5) 0.1 miles south of Oakland Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrico VA 23231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Surrender of Richmond (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilton (approx. one mile away); Chatsworth School
Powhatan Marker on New Market Road facing south. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 21, 2009
2. Powhatan Marker on New Market Road facing south.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Darbytown Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richmond National Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rocketts Landing (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 786 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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