“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Surry in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Quiyoughcohannock Indians

Quiyoughcohannock Indians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Laura Troy, September 23, 2007
1. Quiyoughcohannock Indians Marker
Inscription. The Quiyoughcohannocks were one of the first Virginia Indian groups the English encountered in 1607 after landing at Jamerstown. Situated primarily in present-day Surry County, the Quiyoughcohannocks had four villages in the region likely east of Upper Chippokes Creek. The Quiyoughcohannocks in 1608/1609 escorted Nathaniel Powell and Anas Todkill southward in an unsuccessful attempt to locate survivors of the Roanoke Colony. The English observed a part of a ritual initiation into manhood, the huskanaw, at a Quiyoughcohannock village in 1608.
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-137.)
Location. 37° 6.634′ N, 76° 44.725′ W. Marker is near Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on Colonial Trail East (Route 10) north of Highgate Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surry VA 23883, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hog Island (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bacon’s Castle (approx. one mile away); Lawne’s Creek Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Working the Land (approx.
Quiyoughcohannock Indians Marker K-137 image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 24, 2008
2. Quiyoughcohannock Indians Marker K-137
The Mount Nebo Baptist Church is on the right behind the marker.
2½ miles away); Captain John Smith’s Adventures on the James (approx. 2½ miles away); Poole’s Funeral Home (approx. 2.7 miles away); History on Crouch’s Creek (approx. 3.6 miles away); Chippokes Plantation (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,531 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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