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

Indian Princess Pocahontas

1595 - 1616

 
 
Indian Princess Pocahontas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Indian Princess Pocahontas Marker
Inscription.
of
Weromocomoco
Wicomico
Gloucester County
Virginia
Sculpture by Adolf Sehring
A.D.1994

 
Location. 37° 24.983′ N, 76° 32.247′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Virginia, in Gloucester County. Marker is at the intersection of Business US 17 and Belroi Road, in the median on Business US 17. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester VA 23061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gloucester Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Cappahosic (a few steps from this marker); The Birdsall Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); To the Confederate Dead of Gloucester (approx. 0.4 miles away); Court House (approx. half a mile away); In Memoriam John Clayton (approx. half a mile away); Werowocomoco (approx. half a mile away); Gloucester in the Civil War (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable Persons
 
Pocahontas Statue image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
2. Pocahontas Statue
Another view of statue image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
3. Another view of statue
Pocahontas, age 21, 1616 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
4. Pocahontas, age 21, 1616
This portrait of Pocahontas (Matoaks) after a 1616 engraving by Simon van de Passe hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

Ătatis suŠ 21. Ao. 1616.

Matoaks als Rebecka daughter to the mighty Prince Powhatan Emperour of Attanoughkomouck als Virginia converted and baptized in the Chriâtian faith, and Wife to the worʰ. Mr Tho: Rolff.


“Pocahontas, the Indian princess who allegedly saved the life of English colonist John Smith, survives and flourishes as an example of an early American heroine. While Smith may have embellished the story of his rescue, the importance of Pocahontas to relations between colonists and Native Americans is undisputed. Following her conversion to Christianity and marriage to Englishman John Rolfe, Pocahontas journeyed to England with her family to demonstrate the ability of new settlers and native tribes to coexist in the Virginia colony. While in England, Pocahontas sat for her portrait, which was later engraved. That print served as the basis for this later portrait. The painter included an inscription beneath the likeness, copied from the engraving, but through an error in transcription it misidentifies her husband as Thomas, the name given to their son.” — National Portrait Gallery
Bust of Pocahontas at the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians, Anadarko, OK image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 1996
5. Bust of Pocahontas at the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians, Anadarko, OK
Pocahontas
Powhatan ---1595 to 1617
Noted as the Angel of Mercy who saved the starving colonists of Jamestown, Virginia
Sculptor: Kenneth F. Campbell
Donor: National Society of the Colonial Dames XVII Century
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 5,208 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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