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Near Rescue in Isle of Wight County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Warraskoyack Indians

 
 
Warraskoyack Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Warraskoyack Indians Marker
Inscription.  Near here, where the Pagan River empties into the James River stood the small village of Mokete of the Warraskoyack Indians. Another Warraskoyack village called Mathomank existed on Burwell's Bay. The principal settlement of Warraskoyack was located inland near Smithfield. The Warraskoyacks occupied the James River shoreline at the mouth of the Pagan River and into the interior past Smithfield. John Smith traded with the Warraskoyacks as early as the fall of 1607, obtaining corn for the colonists. By 1610, however, hostilities had broken out with the English attacking the Warraskoyack, burning their homes, and destroying their cornfields.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-244.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1607.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was
Smiths Neck Rd (facing south) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. Smiths Neck Rd (facing south)
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located near 36° 59.618′ N, 76° 33.111′ W. Marker was near Rescue, Virginia, in Isle of Wight County. Marker was on Smiths Neck Road (Virginia Route 665) 0.1 miles south of Kings Lane, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 10696 Smiths Neck Rd, Carrollton VA 23314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Warraskoyack Indians (here, next to this marker); Nike-Ajax Missile Radar Control Site N-75C (approx. 1.4 miles away); 1954 Nike-Ajax Missile Site N-75L (approx. 2.2 miles away); People and Places, circa 1957 at N-75L (approx. 2.3 miles away); Missile Magazine and Launch Operations (approx. 2.3 miles away); James River (approx. 2.8 miles away); Josiah Parker (approx. 3.3 miles away); Liquid Maze (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. New Marker At This Location also titled "Warraskoyack Indians".
 
Also see . . .  The Warraskoyack: A Brief History. St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum (Submitted on September 20, 2010.) 
 
Smiths Neck Rd (facing north) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
3. Smiths Neck Rd (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 965 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 16, 2022