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Powhatan Stone

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Powhatan Stone Marker
Inscription.  An old Indian stone removed from and now overlooking “Powhatan Seat” a royal residence of King Powhatan when Captain John Smith and his fellow “Adventurers” made the first permanent English settlement in this country at Jamestown, Virginia 1607.

“Powhatan Seat” was the residence from 1726-1865 of the ancestors of Peter H. Mayo by whose daughters this stone was presented to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Erected by Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1607.
 
Location. 37° 31.488′ N, 77° 24.768′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Grace Street 0.1 miles east of North 33rd Street, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in Chimborazo Park 500 feet south of the Chimborazo Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chimborazo Hospital (within shouting distance of
Powhatan Stone overlook. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Powhatan Stone overlook.
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this marker); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (about 700 feet away); Confederate Hospital (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Bloody Run (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bloody Run (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Historical Society. Jamestown to the Falls – Powhatan Town (Submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Powhatan Stone in Chimborazo Park. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. Powhatan Stone in Chimborazo Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,634 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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