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Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chesapeake Indians

 
 
Chesapeake Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
1. Chesapeake Indians Marker
Inscription. In 1585, two towns of the Chesapeake Indians called Apasus and Chesepiooc were visited by the English Roanoke expedition and later included in Theodor De Bry's map of Virginia. Archaeological research conducted in the Great Neck neighborhood in the 1970s and 1980s yielded evidence of continual habitation for at least one thousand years before 1600 A.D. Several house sites were found, along with part of a palisade, pottery, trash pits, shell beads, and stone tools. The remains of 64 Chesapeake Indians from the Great Neck site were reburied by members of the Nansemond Indian tribe at nearby First Landing State Park in 1997.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV-13.)
 
Location. 36° 53.937′ N, 76° 3.8′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Thomas Bishop Lane near North Great Neck Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23454, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seashore State Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1371 (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Landing State Park
Chesapeake Indians Marker looking north on Thomas Bishop Lane image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
2. Chesapeake Indians Marker looking north on Thomas Bishop Lane
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Land Ho! (approx. 1.5 miles away); Church Point (approx. 2.8 miles away); Adam Thoroughgood House (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Landing (approx. 3.1 miles away); Adam Thorowgood (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Chesapeake Indians Marker looking south along Thomas Bishop Lane image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 5, 2013
3. Chesapeake Indians Marker looking south along Thomas Bishop Lane
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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