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Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement

 
 
Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
1. Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker
Inscription.  The archaeological sites on the extensive floodplain nearby represent at least ten thousand years of periodic use by Native Americans. The artifacts and evidence from one site suggests that separate villages were occupied there some six hundred to one thousand years ago. The site is believed to have been inhabited by ancestors of a Siouan-speaking community, such as the Totero Indians, who were allied with the Monacan Indians and other communities of central and western Virginia.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-117.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list.
 
Location. 37° 15.85′ N, 79° 54.976′ W. Marker is in Roanoke, Virginia. Marker is on 13th Street Southeast (Virginia Route 24), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke VA 24013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Endangered Species: The Roanoke Logperch (approx. 0.9 miles away); American Viscose Corp. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frederick J. Kimball Memorial Fountain (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Roanoke Star (approx. 1.3 miles away); Holton Plaza (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Wigmore Building (approx. 1.3 miles away); Welcome to Historic Roanoke City Market (approx. 1.4 miles away); Roanoke (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke.
 
Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker with floodplain in the background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
2. Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker with floodplain in the background
Floodplain near Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., December 28, 2008
3. Floodplain near Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,472 times since then and 188 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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