Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Encounter at the Fall Line
John Smith's meeting with the Mannahoacks
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1608.
Location. 38° 19.096′ N, 77° 28.058′ W. Marker has been reported damaged. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Caroline Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Old Mill Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A History of Floods (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bound for Freedom (about 700 feet away); Staff Sgt. Robert Stanley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sgt. Dustin Perrott (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Lt. Jeff Graham (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sgt. Nicholas Mason (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sgt. 1st Class Michael Lynn Russell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shelton Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. In the upper right of the marker is a photograph of an engraving that "depicts what a Native American Chief in Virginia looked like during the time of John Smith's visit."
In the middle of the marker is a, "Rendering of a fortified Siouan village in Virginia."
On the left of the marker is an early area map image provided for the marker courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. Its caption reads, "The two crosses indicate the farthest points reached during Smith's 1608 explorations. The map also depicts the locations of 5 different Indian villages: Mahaskahod, Hassniunga, Shackaconia, Taxsnitanita and Stegara. The large island below Mahaskahod is believed to
Also see . . . Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network is responsible for placing this marker. (Submitted on May 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,535 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 5. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.