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


Opposunoquonuske Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2012
1. Opposunoquonuske Marker
Inscription.  In 1607, Opposunoquonuske, sister of the Appamattuck Indian chief Coquonasum, headed an Appamattuck town on the James River at the mouth of the Appomattox. On 24 May 1607, Opposunoquonuske received a party of Englishmen in a stately fashion, greatly impressing them. After the August 1610 destruction of a Paspahegh Indian town by Lord de la Warr's forces, Opposunoquonuske's men ambushed English soldiers whom she had invited into her town. The English retaliated that winter by burning her town, killing several Indians, shooting and wounding Opposunoquonuske. By 1613 Bermuda Hundred had been established at the town site.
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 202-a.)
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 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 24, 1607.
Location. 37° 19.187′ N, 77° 18.421′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia
E Hundred Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2012
2. E Hundred Rd (facing west)
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, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) and Allied Road, on the right when traveling west on East Hundred Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Randolph (a few steps from this marker); Bermuda Hundred (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Thomas Lygon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tribute to the Heroic Women of the South (approx. Ύ mile away); Weston Manor (approx. Ύ mile away); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 1.1 miles away); City Point National Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Mar. 27, 2023