“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Goochland in Goochland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Huguenot Settlement

Huguenot Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Huguenot Settlement Marker
Inscription.  In 1700-1701, Huguenots (French Protestant refugees) settled in this region on land provided to them by the Virginia colony. The Huguenot settlement, known as "Manakin Town" centered at the former site of a Monacan Indian town, located south of the James River. During this period the Monacans and other Indian tribes traded with the settlers. In 1700, the Virginia General Assembly established the King William Parish, which enabled the Huguenots to have their own church, pastor, and set their own parish tithes. Over time the Huguenots obtained individual land grants on both sides of the James River and throughout this region.
Erected 2003 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-20.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1700.
Location. 37° 36.082′ N, 77° 42.512′ W. Marker is near Goochland, Virginia, in Goochland County. Marker is on River Road West (Virginia Route 6) 0.2 miles east of Boscobel Road
River Road West (facing west). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. River Road West (facing west).
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, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located at the foot of a private driveway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manakin Sabot VA 23103, 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. First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Webber (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mowhemcho-Manakin Town (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Huguenot Settlement (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Huguenot Monument (approx. 2˝ miles away); Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away); Huguenot Springs (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goochland.
Also see . . .  The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin In the Colony of Virginia. (Submitted on April 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,941 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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