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Near Quinton in New Kent County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capt. John Smith Captured

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
1. Capt. John Smith Captured Marker
Inscription.  In Dec. 1607, while exploring the headwaters of the nearby Chickahominy River, Capt. John Smith and his party were captured by a hunting party consisting of members of the Paspaheghs, Chickahominies, Youghtanunds, Pamunkeys, Mattaponis, and Chiskiacks. Smith was taken to Rasaweck, a hunting camp and became friendly with Chief Powhatan's brother Opechancanough. During this time, Smith first met Chief Powhatan, the leader of the Virginia Indians of this region, at Werowocomoco, on the York River. A formal alliance was made between them. Smith returned to Jamestown early in Jan. 1608.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 30.864′ N, 77° 12.405′ W. Marker is near Quinton, Virginia, in New Kent County. Marker is on East Williamsburg Road (U.S. 60) 0.1 miles east of White Oak Road, on the right
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By Bernard Fisher, January 28, 2009
2. Capt. John Smith Captured Marker
when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quinton VA 23141, 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. Henrico County/New Kent County (here, next to this marker); New Kent County (a few steps from this marker); New Kent Road (a few steps from this marker); Bottom's Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Orapax (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elko Community Center (approx. 1˝ miles away); Antioch Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); Seven Days Battles (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quinton.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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