Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
On March 22, 1622, the Powhatan chiefdom launched a coordinated offensive against the English settlements along the James River. Sixty-six men, women and children were killed within the Henrico settlements including five dead at Henricus. Over one quarter of the English population of Virginia died in the attack. The Powhatan Indians did not follow up with subsequent attacks, believing their mission had been accomplished when the English withdrew to the area around Jamestown. Instead, the English launched reprisal attacks against the Powhatan and expanded their settlement efforts.
Erected 2014 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia.
Location. 37° 22.454′ N, 77° 21.734′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Henricus Park Road 1.3 miles east of Coxendale Road. Click for map. The marker is located in Henricus Historical Park east of the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Bermuda Hundred Campaign The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Henricopolis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Malady (approx. 0.2 miles away); The James River...Floating Through The Centuries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dutch Gap (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dutch Gap Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
Also see . . . Henricus Historical Park. (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.