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

Chief Opechancanouch

 
 
Chief Opechancanouch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 23, 2015
1. Chief Opechancanouch Marker
Inscription.
On March 22, 1622, the Powhatan chiefdom launched a coordinated offensive against the English settlements along the James River. Sixty-six men, women and children were killed within the Henrico settlements including five dead at Henricus. Over one quarter of the English population of Virginia died in the attack. The Powhatan Indians did not follow up with subsequent attacks, believing their mission had been accomplished when the English withdrew to the area around Jamestown. Instead, the English launched reprisal attacks against the Powhatan and expanded their settlement efforts.
 
Erected 2014 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia.
 
Location. 37° 22.454′ N, 77° 21.734′ W. Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Henricus Park Road 1.3 miles east of Coxendale Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Henricus Historical Park east of the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Bermuda Hundred Campaign
Chief Opechancanouch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 23, 2015
2. Chief Opechancanouch Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Bermuda Hundred Campaign (a few steps from this marker); Henricopolis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Malady (approx. 0.2 miles away); The James River...Floating Through The Centuries (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dutch Gap (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dutch Gap Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .  Henricus Historical Park. (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 210 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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