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

Paspahegh Indians

 
 
Paspahegh Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
1. Paspahegh Indians Marker
Inscription.  Located nearby was the main town of the Paspahegh Indians, tributaries to paramount chief Powhatan. When Jamestown was built in their territory, the Paspahegh consistently resisted the English settlement. In Aug. 1610, George Percy, on orders from Gov. De La Warr (Delaware), destroyed the Paspahegh town and its crops, killing 16 people and capturing the wife and children of chief Wowinchapuncke. On their return to Delaware's ship, the English threw the children overboard and then shot them in the head, and later executed the chief's wife-actions that changed the nature of warfare for the Virginia Indians. Wowinchapuncke was killed in a later skirmish near Jamestown. The remaining Papsahegh left the area by 1611.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number V-50.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 17.503′ N, 76° 55.995′ W. Marker is near Charles City, Virginia, in Charles
John Tyler Memorial Highway (facing east). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 24, 2009
2. John Tyler Memorial Highway (facing east).
City County. Marker is at the intersection of John Tyler Memorial Highway (Virginia Route 5) and Wilcox Neck Road (Virginia Route 623), on the right when traveling west on John Tyler Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charles City VA 23030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Piney Grove and E. A. Saunders (a few steps from this marker); Sandy Point & Cherry Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mt. Zion & Rustic (approx. 2˝ miles away); Paspahegh (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wowinchapuncke (approx. 3.8 miles away); Sherwood Forest (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sturgeon Point & Kennons (approx. 4.1 miles away); Kennon's Landing (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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