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Near Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mowhemcho-Manakin Town

 
 
Mowhemcho-Manakin Town Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
1. Mowhemcho-Manakin Town Marker
Inscription.  Near here stood the Monacan Indian town of Mowhemcho, noted on John Smith's map of 1612. The Monacan homeland encompassed much of Virginia's Piedmont. In 1670, Indian townspeople welcomed explorer John Lederer's party with celebratory "volleys of shot". Colonists destroyed the town and most of the Indian people were killed. French Huguenots settled here in 1700, and Monacan survivors visited them at the site., then called Manakin Town, to trade. By 1722, the Monacan had moved west, along the James River. Today, the Monacan Indian headquarters is just north of the James, near Lynchburg.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1612.
 
Location. 37° 33.942′ N, 77° 42.535′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker
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is on Huguenot Trail, 0.2 miles east of Manakin Town Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, 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. The Huguenot Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Huguenot Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Huguenot Springs (approx. half a mile away); Our Confederate Dead (approx. half a mile away); Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Huguenot Settlement (approx. 2½ miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Huguenot Trail (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
2. Huguenot Trail (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,577 times since then and 283 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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