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Eastville in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Debdeavon

 
 
Debdeavon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Debdeavon Marker
Inscription.  
"Laughing King of Accomacke
Emperor of the Easterne Shoare
King of the Great Nussawattocks"
A gallant warrior and a loyal
friend to the early settlers
of the Eastern Shore.
His timely warning to the colonists
of an intended uprising in 1621,
saved them from annihilation
in the massacre of 1622.
 
Erected 1938 by Association for the Preservation of Va. Antiquities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1621.
 
Location. 37° 21.208′ N, 75° 56.775′ W. Marker is in Eastville, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Alt. US 13 and Willow Oak Road, on the left when traveling north on Alt. US 13. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastville VA 23347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Northampton County Court Green (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Monument - Eastville, VA (a few steps
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from this marker); Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (a few steps from this marker); Gingaskin Indian Reservation (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of the First Settler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Home of First Settler (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastville.
 
Debdeavon Monument on Courthouse Green image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
2. Debdeavon Monument on Courthouse Green
Debdeavon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
3. Debdeavon Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,672 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Apr. 17, 2024