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Near Williamsburg in James City County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wowinchapuncke

 
 
Wowinchapuncke Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
1. Wowinchapuncke Marker
Inscription. Wowinchapuncke was the chief of the Paspahegh Indians when the English established Jamestown in the tribe’s territory in 1607. He consistently resisted the English intrusion, earning both respect and hostility from Jamestown leaders. Captured and imprisoned at Jamestown, he escaped, and the English retaliated by killing several Paspahegh men. After the English destroyed a Paspahegh town in August 1610 and executed Wowinchapuncke’s wife and children, he continued to harass the English until he was killed in a skirmish near Jamestown in February 1611. In 1991, the archaeological remains of a large Paspahegh community near here were excavated.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V 52.)
 
Location. 37° 15.889′ N, 76° 52.331′ W. Marker is near Williamsburg, Virginia, in James City County. Marker is on John Tyler Highway (Virginia Route 5) half a mile west of Barretts Ferry Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg VA 23185, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paspahegh (within shouting distance of this marker); Piney Grove and E. A. Saunders
Wowinchapuncke Marker (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
2. Wowinchapuncke Marker (facing west)
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Paspahegh Indians (approx. 3.8 miles away); Sir William Berkeley (approx. 4 miles away); Bacon's Rebellion (approx. 4.6 miles away); Governor's Land (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Governor’s Land (approx. 5.2 miles away); Battle Of Green Spring (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Williamsburg.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Wowinchapuncke Marker (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, January 7, 2010
3. Wowinchapuncke Marker (facing east)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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