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Chanco

 
 
Chango Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Chango Memorial
Inscription.
In memory of
Chanco
The Indian who lived with
Richard Pace at Pace’s Paines
in this county and who on the
night before the massacre of
March 22, 1622 informed Pace of
Opechancanough’s plot and thus
saved the Jamestown Colony

Erected A.D. 1929 by
Thomas Rolfe Branch A.P.V.A.
of Surry County

 
Erected 1929 by Thomas Rolfe Branch A.P.V.A.
 
Location. 37° 8.269′ N, 76° 50.095′ W. Marker is in Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is at the intersection of Rolfe Highway (Virginia Route 31) and Colonial Trail East (Virginia Route 10), on the right when traveling north on Rolfe Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 Colonial Trail East, Surry VA 23883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Surry County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Surry County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Jacob Faulcon, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith’s Fort Plantation (within shouting distance of this
Surry County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. Surry County Courthouse
marker); Organization of the Christian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pleasant Point (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chippokes Plantation (approx. 1.7 miles away); History on Crouch’s Creek (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
 
Also see . . .  The story of the Indian attack on Jamestown and how "Chanco" purportedly saved the colony. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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