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Hayes in Gloucester County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Powhatan’s Chimney

 
 
Powhatan’s Chimney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 5, 2011
1. Powhatan’s Chimney Marker
Inscription. According to Gloucester legend this chimney is all that remains of the house built by Captain John Smith for Indian Chief Powhatan in 1609

The collapse of this chimney in an 1888 storm gave impetus to the preservation movement in Virgina Concerned Virginians banded together in Williamsburg Norfolk, Richmond determined to save other historical structures & sites from similar fate From their effort came the organization of the Association of the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

The present structure was rebuilt in the 1930’s by..The Joseph Bryan Branch of the APVA
 
Erected by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Location. 37° 17.498′ N, 76° 31.879′ W. Marker is in Hayes, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is on Pocahontas Lane south of Powhatan Drive (Virginia Route 1316), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hayes VA 23072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tarleton's Last Fight (approx. 1.9 miles away); Powhatan's Village (approx. 2.1 miles away); Indian Field Creek (approx.
Powhatan’s Chimney (front) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 5, 2011
2. Powhatan’s Chimney (front)
2.1 miles away); York River (approx. 2.4 miles away); Woodville School (approx. 2.5 miles away); Naval Weapons Station (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bellfield Plantation (approx. 3 miles away); Cheatham Annex (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Powhatan's Chimney. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
Powhatan’s Chimney (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 5, 2011
3. Powhatan’s Chimney (rear)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 10 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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