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Near Chester in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Opposunoquonuske

 
 
Opposunoquonuske Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2012
1. Opposunoquonuske Marker
Inscription. In 1607, Opposunoquonuske, sister of the Appamattuck Indian chief Coquonasum, headed an Appamattuck town on the James River at the mouth of the Appomattox. On 24 May 1607, Opposunoquonuske received a party of Englishmen in a stately fashion, greatly impressing them. After the August 1610 destruction of a Paspahegh Indian town by Lord de la Warr's forces, Opposunoquonuske's men ambushed English soldiers whom she had invited into her town. The English retaliated that winter by burning her town, killing several Indians, shooting and wounding Opposunoquonuske. By 1613 Bermuda Hundred had been established at the town site.
 
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 202-a.)
 
Location. 37° 19.187′ N, 77° 18.421′ W. Marker is near Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker is at the intersection of East Hundred Road (Virginia Route 10) and Allied Road, on the right when traveling west on East Hundred Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Randolph (a few steps from this marker); Bermuda Hundred (a few steps from this marker);
E Hundred Rd (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 9, 2012
2. E Hundred Rd (facing west)
Colonel Thomas Lygon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weston Manor (approx. mile away); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Randolph (approx. 1.3 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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