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Eastville in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gingaskin Indian Reservation

 
 
Gingaskin Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Gingaskin Indian Reservation Marker
Inscription. The Gingaskin Indian Reservation was located nearby from 1640 to 1813 and was created from a land patent in 1640 that set aside land for the Accomac Indians. When the Accomacs moved there, they became known as the Gingaskins. They continued to practice their traditional economy of farming, hunting, and fishing. By the 1760s, portions of the reservation had been leased to outside groups to help support the Gingaskins, who were suffering from a decreased population and pressures from their white neighbors. The legal termination of the tribe began in 1813, essentially against the Gingaskins' will, when their land was divided into plots and deeded to surviving members.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number WY-9.)
 
Location. 37° 21.183′ N, 75° 56.754′ W. Marker is in Eastville, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Alt. US 13 and Willow Oak Road, on the right when traveling north on Alt. US 13. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastville VA 23347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Monument - Eastville, VA
Gingaskin Indian Reservation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 17, 2013
2. Gingaskin Indian Reservation Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Northampton County Court Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Debdeavon (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of the First Settler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eyre Hall (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastville.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,681 times since then and 95 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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