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

Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House

 
 
Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2012
1. Mohemenco (A Monacan Village) and Drake House Marker
Inscription. Col Samuel Drake (1787-1863), justice of the peace, coroner, inn owner, militiaman, son of James Drake (1740-96, Revolutionary soldier, Methodist minister & blacksmith of Little Deep Creek), owned 1048 acres, inc Caxamalca Plantation and 18 slaves. In 1879 Martha Wood (1843-1920), Drake's mulatto ex-slave/nurse appeared in Court for violating miscegenation laws. Her ancestors were Bamileke people of Cameroon, W. Africa. In 1882, Frank Falcon, Belmead freedman/sharecropper, acquired 10 acres inc Drake House (b. 1822). Sold to Edmonia Harden Booker, Mohemenco Colored School cook (1943), then to Sandra Morris Kemp (2004), first Afro-American graduate of Powhatan HS, Martha Wood's gr-grandaughter.
 
Erected 2007 by Michaux-St. James Foundation.
 
Location. 37° 35.688′ N, 77° 58.698′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Bell Road (Virginia Route 684) half a mile north of Powhatan Lakes Road (Virginia Route 625), on the right when traveling north. 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dunlora Academy (approx. 2.7 miles away); Giles's Home
Bell Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2012
2. Bell Rd (facing north)
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Mosby’s Tavern / Cumberland Old Courthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Muddy Creek School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Powhatan Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Powhatan Court House (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Court House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Derwent (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Also see . . .  Michaux-St. James Foundation. (Submitted on March 15, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 8 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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