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

Pace’s Paines

Pace's Paines Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Pace's Paines Marker
Inscription.  Nearby to the north, Richard Pace and his family received a land patent in Dec. 1620 establishing Pace’s Paines plantation. In response to English expansion into Indian lands, such as occurred at Pace's Paines and elsewhere, Chief Opechancanough planned a 22 Mar. 1622 coordinated offensive on English settlements. Prior to the event, Pace learned about the impending affair from a Virginia Indian living with him. Pace rowed a boat across the James River to Jamestown and told Gov. Sir Francis Wyatt of the danger. Jamestown was not attacked, but many residents of outlying plantations died in the conflict.
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-224.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1622.
Location. 37° 8.037′ N,
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76° 53.172′ W. Marker is in Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Colonial Trail West (Route 10) and Hollybush Road (County Route 618), on the right when traveling north on Colonial Trail West. 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. English Settlement on Gray’s Creek (a few steps from this marker); Southwark Parish Churches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glebe House of Southwark Parish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Organization of the Christian Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Surry County WWII Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Smith’s Fort Plantation (approx. 2.8 miles away); Chanco (approx. 2.8 miles away); Surry County War Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
More about this marker. This marker sits with K-319 and across the street from K-229.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,393 times since then and 525 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 24, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 22, 2023