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Near West Point in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mattaponi Indians

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
1. Mattaponi Indians Marker
Inscription. Two miles east is the Mattaponi Indian reservation, home of descendants of the great chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas. The reservation is situated on the Mattaponi River and is one of the oldest Indian reservations in the United States, existing since 1658. The Mattaponi tribe is governed by its chief and council and continues to exercise its laws and traditional customs.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC-15.)
 
Location. 37° 38.902′ N, 76° 56.514′ W. Marker is near West Point, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is at the intersection of King William Road (Virginia Route 30) and Wakema Road (Virginia Route 640), on the left when traveling east on King William Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John's Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Newington (approx. 3.6 miles away); King and Queen County Confederate Monument (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pamunkey Indians (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cockacoeske (approx.
Mattaponi Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
2. Mattaponi Indians Marker
4.1 miles away); Where Dahlgren Died (approx. 4.3 miles away); Campaign of 1781 (approx. 4.6 miles away); King William County Courthouse (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mattaponi Indian Tribe. William & Mary American Indian Resource Center (Submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Mattaponi Indian Reservation. (Submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
King William Road & Wakema Road image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
3. King William Road & Wakema Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,734 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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