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

Occaneechi Indians

 
 
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Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 5, 2011
1. Occaneechi Indians Marker
Inscription.  The Occaneechi Indians once lived nearby on an island in the Roanoke River. Well known for trading goods with other Indians nations and colonists, the Occaneechi resided close to several Indian paths. They also hunted, fished, and raised crops that included corn, beans, and tobacco. In May 1676, Nathaniel Bacon enlisted the Occaneechi to help defeat Susquehannocks and then turned on the Occaneechi and attacked them. The Occaneechi left Virginia with their neighbors the Saponis and Toteros soon afterward. By 1701, the Occaneechi were living on the Eno River in North Carolina.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-98.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1676.
 
Location. 36° 32.697′ N, 78° 32.381′ W. Marker is near Clarksville, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on U.S. 15 just north of the North Carolina State Line, on the
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right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarksville VA 23927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tungsten Queen (approx. 3.7 miles away in North Carolina); Trading Path (approx. 3.7 miles away in North Carolina); Sunnyside School ca. 1870-1908 (approx. 5 miles away); Henry Pattillo (approx. 5.4 miles away in North Carolina); Mecklenburg County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5½ miles away); John Lederer (approx. 6.1 miles away in North Carolina); a different marker also named Occaneechi Indians (approx. 6.3 miles away); John Penn (approx. 7 miles away in North Carolina). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksville.
 
Also see . . .  Occaneechi Indian Tribe History. “They then dwelt on the middle and largest island in Roanoke river, just below the confluence of the Staunton and the Dan, near the site of Clarksville, Mecklenburg county, Va. Their fields were on the north bank of the river, where they raised large crops of corn, having always on hand as a reserve a year’s supply.” (Submitted on March 9, 2011.) 
 
Occaneechi Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, March 5, 2011
2. Occaneechi Indians Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,106 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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