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

Monocan Indians Village of Pineville (Michaux)

 
 
Monocan Indians Village of Pineville (Michaux) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 5, 2011
1. Monocan Indians Village of Pineville (Michaux) Marker
Inscription. Capt. Christopher Newport visited here in 1608. The Massinacack Tribe of the Monocan Confederation inhabited this area. Near here are the remains of the once thriving village of Pineville (Michaux) settled by French Huguenots.

Four homes built by the Michaux family still stand: Michaux Grant (Abraham Michaux, 1705), Hunters Fare (Jacob Michaux, 1796), Massinacack/Glendale (Miller Michaux, c. 1847), and Beaumont (William Walthall Michaux, 1811). Jacob Michaux operated a ferry across the James River in 1736. St. James Chapel was built in the 1880ís.
 
Erected 2001 by Michaux-St. James Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 37° 38.906′ N, 77° 54.067′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is at the intersection of Old River Trail (Virginia Route 617) and Maidens Road (U.S. 522), on the right when traveling east on Old River Trail. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michaux Grant (approx. 0.9 miles away); Early Transportation on the James River (approx. 1.4 miles away); Maidens Adventure Hotel (approx. 1.5
St. James Chapel, c. 1882 image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 5, 2011
2. St. James Chapel, c. 1882
miles away); Maidens, Virginia (approx. 1.6 miles away); Goochland Courthouse (approx. 2.5 miles away); Goochland County Courthouse (approx. 2.5 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Also see . . .  Michaux-St. James Foundation. (Submitted on September 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 11 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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