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

John Rolfe

1585-1622

 
 
John Rolfe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2009
1. John Rolfe Marker
Inscription. John Rolfe emigrated from England to Virginia in 1610 and settled in what was to become Henrico County. In 1612 he imported tobacco seeds from Trinidad and cultivated a new strain of mild tobacco. He shipped part of his harvest to England in 1614, and by 1619 tobacco had become Virginia's major money crop. In 1614 Rolfe married Pocahontas, a daughter of Chief Powhatan, and they had one son, Thomas. Rolfe and his family sailed in 1616 to England where Pocahontas died in 1617. Rolfe returned to Virginia, where he died in 1622.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 31.)
 
Location. 37° 28.566′ N, 77° 22.512′ W. Marker is in Varina, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is on Messer Road 0.1 miles north of Library Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in front of John Rolfe Middle School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6901 Messer Road, 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. Galaxy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chatsworth School (approx. one mile away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.2 miles away); Advancing On Richmond
Messer Road (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2009
2. Messer Road (facing north)
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Wilton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Gilmer (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Harrison (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Successful Colonial Tobacco Crop (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Varina.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Rolfe. Preservation Virginia - Jamestown Rediscovery (Submitted on November 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Pocahontas. Preservation Virginia - Jamestown Rediscovery (Submitted on November 30, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureColonial EraHorticulture & ForestryNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
Messer Road (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, November 29, 2009
3. Messer Road (facing south)
The wedding of Pocahontas with John Rolfe image. Click for full size.
By Geo Spohni, circa 1867
4. The wedding of Pocahontas with John Rolfe
Library of Congress [LC-USZ62-5258]
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,638 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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