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

Powhatan's Village

 
 
Powhatan's Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
1. Powhatan's Village Marker
Inscription. Across the York River is the site of Werowocomoco, an Indian Village that was Powhatan's "chiefest habitation" in the early period of the Jamestown settlement. Captain John Smith was a prisoner there late in 1607.
 
Location. 37° 16.058′ N, 76° 33.264′ W. Marker is near Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Colonial National Historic Parkway 0.7 miles west of Mason Row, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23691, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Field Creek (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); York River (approx. 0.8 miles away); Naval Weapons Station (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bellfield Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cheatham Annex (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nathaniel Bacon (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ringfield Plantation (approx. 1.7 miles away); Powhatan’s Chimney (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Colonial Parkway. Colonial National Historical Park (Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Werowocomoco Research Project.
View across the York River image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2009
2. View across the York River
(Submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 948 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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