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

Pocahontas

1596 (?) - 1617

 

— Henrico County —

 
Pocahontas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Pocahontas Marker
Inscription.  Pocahontas, daughter of Algonquin Chief Powhatan, displayed her heroism in 1607 by saving Captain John Smith's life. She was the first Native American to convert to Christianity and receive an English name, "Rebecca." Her marriage to John Rolfe brought peace between the English and Powhatan tribes, an accomplishment affecting the rest of American history.
 
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraNative AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
 
Location. 36° 50.492′ N, 75° 58.437′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on 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. Robert E. Lee (here, next to this marker); T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson (here, next to this marker); William Henry Harrison
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(here, next to this marker); The Carter Family (here, next to this marker); Alan B. Shepard (here, next to this marker); Zachary Taylor (here, next to this marker); William Styron (a few steps from this marker); Woodrow Wilson (a few steps from 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 28 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 2, 2021