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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chief Powhatan

1547 - 1618

 

— Tsenacommacah —

 
Chief Powhatan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Chief Powhatan Marker
Inscription.  Chief Powhatan was the paramount ruler of more than 30 indigenous tribes in the Chesapeake Bay area, and the highest Native American authority the Virginia colonists encountered. He welcomed Capt. John Smith, and initiated peaceful relations with the English colonists. His legacy today includes several descendant communities among Virginia's recognized Indian tribes.
 
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsNative AmericansPeace. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.49′ N, 75° 58.428′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Atlantic Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Arthur Ashe (here, next to this marker); Richard E. Byrd
Virginia Legends Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 20, 2010
2. Virginia Legends Walk Marker
(here, next to this marker); George Mason (here, next to this marker); Pearl Bailey (here, next to this marker); Claude V. Ricketts (here, next to this marker); Secretariat (here, next to this marker); James P. Lannon (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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