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

Mowhemcho-Manakin Town

 
 
Mowhemcho-Manakin Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
1. Mowhemcho-Manakin Town Marker
Inscription. Near here stood the Monacan Indian town of Mowhemcho, noted on John Smith's map of 1612. The Monacan homeland encompassed much of Virginia's Piedmont. In 1670, Indian townspeople welcomed explorer John Lederer's party with celebratory "volleys of shot". Colonists destroyed the town and most of the Indian people were killed. French Huguenots settled here in 1700, and Monacan survivors visited them at the site., then called Manakin Town, to trade. By 1722, the Monacan had moved west, along the James River. Today, the Monacan Indian headquarters is just north of the James, near Lynchburg.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-3.)
 
Location. 37° 33.942′ N, 77° 42.535′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Huguenot Trail 0.2 miles east of Manakin Town Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Huguenot Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Huguenot Settlement (within shouting distance of this marker); Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery
Huguenot Trail (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 25, 2009
2. Huguenot Trail (facing west)
(approx. half a mile away); Huguenot Springs (approx. half a mile away); Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Huguenot Settlement (approx. 2.5 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); William Webber (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,230 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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