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

Quiyoughcohannock Indians

 
 
Quiyoughcohannock Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Quiyoughcohannock Indians Marker
Inscription.  The Quiyoughcohannocks were one of the first Virginia Indian groups the English encountered in 1607 after landing at Jamerstown. Situated primarily in present-day Surry County, the Quiyoughcohannocks had four villages in the region likely east of Upper Chippokes Creek. The Quiyoughcohannocks in 1608/1609 escorted Nathaniel Powell and Anas Todkill southward in an unsuccessful attempt to locate survivors of the Roanoke Colony. The English observed a part of a ritual initiation into manhood, the huskanaw, at a Quiyoughcohannock village in 1608.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-137.)
 
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 1607.
 
Location. 37° 6.634′ N, 76° 44.725′ W. Marker is near Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on Colonial Trail East (Route 10) north of Highgate
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Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surry VA 23883, 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. A Final Resting Place for Six Unknown Colonists (approx. half a mile away); Lower Surry Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hog Island (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bacon’s Castle (approx. one mile away); Lawne’s Creek Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Working the Land (approx. 2˝ miles away); Captain John Smith’s Adventures on the James (approx. 2˝ miles away); Poole’s Funeral Home (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
 
Quiyoughcohannock Indians Marker K-137 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Forest McDermott, July 24, 2008
2. Quiyoughcohannock Indians Marker K-137
The Mount Nebo Baptist Church is on the right behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,421 times since then and 155 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 25, 2024