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

Mattaponi Indian Town

Mattaponi Indian Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 18, 2008
1. Mattaponi Indian Town Marker
Inscription. To the north, after the 1644-1646 conflict between colonists and groups still loyal to the Powhatan chiefdom, the Mattaponi Indians found refuge on the headwaters of Piscataway Creek. Officers of then Old Rappahannock County signed a treaty with the Mattaponi in 1656. By 1660, however, the Mattaponi's English neighbors were pressuring them to leave and in 1662 some colonists burned the chief's English style house. The chief complained to the governor and an agreement was reached that three Englishmen would pay compensation and the tribe would relocate. By 1668, these Mattaponi had moved to the middle region of the Mattaponi River in King William County.
Erected 2001 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number O-22.)
Location. 37° 49.753′ N, 76° 57.021′ W. Marker is in Millers Tavern, Virginia, in Essex County. Marker is on US 360, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at King & Queen County line. Marker is in this post office area: Millers Tavern VA 23115, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bacon's Northern Force (here, next to this marker); King and Queen County / Essex County (here, next to this
Richmond Tappahannock Highway (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 6, 2009
2. Richmond Tappahannock Highway (facing west)
marker); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Mount Pleasant (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bruington Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 5 miles away); Apple Tree Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); Clark Home (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millers Tavern.
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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