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

Uttamusack

 
 
Uttamusack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
1. Uttamusack Marker
Inscription. Nearby on the Pamunkey River was the location of paramount chief Powhatan's primary temple site, Uttamusack, the spiritual center of the Powhatan Indians. On the site stood a holy house for Powhatan, and two additional temples also used for ceremonies. Seven priests, who also served as councillors to the paramount chief, cared for the house and temples. Only priests and chiefs were allowed in or near the holy houses. No further information about Uttamusack was recorded after 1609 in colonial records, when Powhatan moved his primary residence from Werowocomoco on the York River to Orapax on the Chickahominy River.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC-31.)
 
Location. 37° 34.547′ N, 76° 50.561′ W. Marker is in West Point, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is on King William Road (Virginia Route 30) 0.2 miles east of VFW Road (Virginia Route 636), on the right when traveling east. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Campaign of 1781 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Campaign of 1781 (approx. 3.2 miles
King William Road (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 22, 2009
2. King William Road (facing west)
away); Home of Signer (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (approx. 3.6 miles away); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (approx. 3.7 miles away); Indian Treaty of 1646 (approx. 3.7 miles away); King William County / King and Queen County (approx. 3.7 miles away); Eltham (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Lee Marsh (Uttamusack). Captain John Smith's Adventures on the Pamaunk Flu (Submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
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 739 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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