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

Chief Powhatan

c.1540 to 1618

Chief Powhatan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 24, 2017
1. Chief Powhatan Marker
Inscription.  He was called Wahunsonacock. The paramount chief of 30 tribes that inhabited over 6000 square miles of Virgini's coastal lands. The father of Pocahontas and the authority who dealt with the first Jamestown colonists. He will always be remembered as one of the most powerful leaders from a virgin land that we now call Virginia.

The Powhatan Column is dedicated to the Virginia Indian tribes:

Chickahominy Tribe
Eastern Chickahominy Tribe
Mattaponi Tribe
Nansemond Tribe
Pamunkey Tribe
Rappahannock Tribe
Upper Mattoponi Tribe

Special thanks go to the Virginia Council on Indians for their guidance in designing this column.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 39.337′ N, 77° 37.113′ W. Marker is in Henrico, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Broad Street (U.S. 250) and Lauderdale Drive, on the right when traveling west. Located
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in Short Pump Town Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11800 W Broad St, Henrico VA 23233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Right arm to partner & Reel" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Short Pump (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deep Run School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Springfield School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shady Grove United Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Goochland County / Henrico County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Deep Run Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Coal Pit Railroad Bed (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henrico.
Also see . . .
1. Powhatan (Native American leader). Wikipedia (Submitted on December 27, 2017.) 

2. Powhatan (d. 1618). Encyclopedia Virginia (Submitted on December 27, 2017.) 

3. Chief Powhatan. Historic Jamestowne (Submitted on December 27, 2017.) 
Chief Powhatan Column image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 24, 2017
2. Chief Powhatan Column
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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