Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Encounter at the Fall Line
John Smith's meeting with the Mannahoacks
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
Location. 38° 19.096′ N, 77° 28.058′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Click for map. Marker is in Old Mill Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A History of Floods (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bound for Freedom (about 700 feet away); Shelton Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Eternal Flame (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom Began Here (approx. Moncure Daniel Conway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anthony Burns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Conway House (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. In the upper right of the marker is a photograph of an engraving that "depicts what a Native American Chief in Virginia looked like during the time of John Smith's visit."
In the middle of the marker is a, "Rendering of a fortified Siouan village in Virginia."
On the left of the marker is an early area map image provided for the marker courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Its caption reads, "The two crosses indicate the farthest points reached during Smith's 1608 explorations. The map also depicts the locations of 5 different Indian villages: Mahaskahod, Hassniunga, Shackaconia, Taxsnitanita and Stegara. The large island below Mahaskahod is believed to be Lauck's Island which is about one mile upstream of Old Mill Park.
Also see . . . Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network is responsible for placing this marker. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,314 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.