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Clarksville in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Occaneechi Indians

 
 
Occaneechi Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Occaneechi Indians Marker
Inscription. The Occaneechi Indians once lived nearby on an island in the Roanoke River. Well known for trading goods with other Indians nations and colonists, the Occaneechi resided close to several Indian paths. They also hunted, fished, and raised crops that included corn, beans, and tobacco. In May 1676, Nathaniel Bacon enlisted the Occaneechi to help defeat Susquehannocks and then turned on the Occaneechi and attacked them. The Occaneechi left Virginia with their neighbors the Saponis and Toteros soon afterward. By 1701, the Occaneechi were living on the Eno River in North Carolina.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number U 60.)
 
Location. 36° 38.154′ N, 78° 31.729′ W. Marker is in Clarksville, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway Fifty Eight (U.S. 58) and Occoneechee Park Road (Virginia Route 364), on the right when traveling east on Highway Fifty Eight. Click for map. This marker is located near the entrance to Occoneechee State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville VA 23927, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prestwould Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Occaneechi Indians
US Rt 58 (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. US Rt 58 (facing east)
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Boydton and Petersburg Plank Road (approx. 7 miles away); A Revolutionary Soldier (approx. 7.1 miles away); Old Randolph-Macon College (approx. 7.1 miles away); Taylor's Ferry (approx. 7.1 miles away); Boydton Academic and Bible Institute (approx. 7.1 miles away); Buffalo Springs (approx. 7.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Occaneechi Indian Tribe History. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Occoneechee State Park History. Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
US Rt 58 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. US Rt 58 (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 899 times since then. 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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