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Columbia in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rassawek

 
 
Rassawek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
1. Rassawek Marker
Inscription. Rassawek, the principal town of the Monacan Indians, stood nearby, according to Capt. John Smith's 1612 map of Virginia. Several smaller satellite villages were located within a few miles of Rassawek. The Monacans, who belonged to the Siouan language group and were enemies of the Powhatans to the east, occupied Virginia's Piedmont until the expanding English colony pushed them to the west and south. A century after the founding of Jamestown in 1607, only remnants of the tribe survived. Monacan descendants live today near Bear Mountain in Amherst County.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number GA-34.)
 
Location. 37° 45.759′ N, 78° 10.823′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is on East River Road (Virginia Route 6) 0.9 miles east of Bremo Road (Virginia Route 656), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia VA 23038, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point of Fork (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Point of Fork (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fluvanna County World War Memorial
E River Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 6, 2010
2. E River Rd (facing west)
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Fork Union Academy (approx. 4 miles away); Fork Union Military Academy (approx. 4 miles away); Fork Union Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Abraham Seay (approx. 4 miles away); John Jasper (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Seven Islands, Fluvanna County, Virginia. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Monacan Indian Nation. (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNative Americans
 
Rassawek Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 22, 2010
3. Rassawek Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 923 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on October 23, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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