Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Nansemond Indian Villages
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-250.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 36° 51.121′ N, 76° 35.363′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Godwin Boulevard (Virginia Route Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5641 Godwin Blvd, Suffolk VA 23432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John's Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dumpling Island (approx. 2.3 miles away); James Bowser Plantation (approx. 4.4 miles away); African American Oystermen (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sleepy Hole Ferry (approx. 5.3 miles away); Yeates School (approx. 5.3 miles away); James Bowser, Revolutionary Soldier (approx. 5.3 miles away); Revolutionary Camp (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Nansemond Indians
1. K-250 marker history
Most readers of Virginia’s roadside historical markers do not know that Nansemond Indian Villages was not the initial title assigned to the designation symbol “K-250.” The original title assigned in 1927 by the Virginia Conservation and Development Commission was Reid’s Ferry (see Related markers). The commission, a predecessors of the Department of Historic Resources (DHR), developed those unique “letter-and-number” symbols to be used with titles in naming its landmarks. In an undetermined year, K-250 Reid’s Ferry was retired; and “K-250” was subsequently recycled. Hence, the revised marker is K-250 Nansemond Indian Villages. (Cynthia L. Clark, December 20, 2020.)
— Submitted December 21, 2020.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,573 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2020, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. Photos: 1. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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