Millers Tavern in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mattaponi Indian Town
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-22.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 37° 49.753′ N, 76° 57.021′ W. Marker is in Millers Tavern, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on US 360, on the right when traveling westTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millers Tavern VA 23115, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon's Northern Force (here, next to this marker); King and Queen County / Essex County (here, next to this marker); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Pleasant (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bruington Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 5½ miles away); Apple Tree Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Clark Home (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millers Tavern.
Also see . . . On the Road in Essex County - O-22 Mattaponi Indian Town. 2019 article by Zorine Shirley in the River County News. Excerpt:
Mattaponi means “people of the river.” They, along with several other tribes who had been displaced from their land, sought refuge at the Piscataway Creek headwaters. They lived under the protection of England, but the land was not hospitable and food was hard to come by during the harsh winter months. They had also lost their access to the “tuckahoe plant” that grew in the marshy lowlands. The “tuckahoe” produced a tuber that could be stored for sustenance, year round.(Submitted on September 17, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,115 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.