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Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Toppahanock Indian Village

 
 
Toppahanock Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Toppahanock Indian Village Marker
Inscription. In this region near the Rappahannock River once stood the Rappahannock Indian village of Toppahanock. When John Smith explored this region in 1607 and 1608, he found fourteen Rappahannock villages along both banks of the river. The river was the center of the Rappahannocks' ancestral lands and served as a food source and travel network. The Rappahannock River was formerly known as the Opiscatumek. Sometime before 1607, the Rappahannock Indians asserted themselves as the dominant group on the river.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N 25.)
 
Location. 37° 56.479′ N, 76° 52.341′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on US 17 0.2 miles south of Daingerfield Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hutchinson Tract ( approx. half a mile away); Pollinators ( approx. half a mile away); National Wildlife System ( approx. half a mile away); Rivers of Grass ( approx. 0.6 miles away); William Moore Tidewater Musician
Rappahannock River near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
2. Rappahannock River near marker.
( approx. 0.9 miles away); British Raid on Tappahannock / The War of 1812 ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Tappahannock ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Bountiful Marshes ( approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNative AmericansNotable PersonsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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