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By J. J. Prats, March 5, 2011
Occaneechi Indians Marker
Virginia (Mecklenburg County), Clarksville — U-60 — Occaneechi Indians
The Occaneechi Indians once lived nearby on an island in the Roanoke River. Well known for trading goods with other Indians nations and colonists, the Occaneechi resided close to several Indian paths. They also hunted, fished, and raised crops that . . . — Map (db m30923) HM
Virginia (Mecklenburg County), Clarksville — F-98 — Occaneechi Indians
The Occaneechi Indians once lived nearby on an island in the Roanoke River. Well known for trading goods with other Indians nations and colonists, the Occaneechi resided close to several Indian paths. They also hunted, fished, and raised crops that . . . — Map (db m40771) HM
Virginia (Mecklenburg County), Clarksville — U-95 — Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor(1854’1950)
Born enslaved on one of William Sydnor’s plantations in Halifax County, Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor became literate at a freedmen’s school after the Civil War. A preacher and farmer in his youth, he began crafting grave . . . — Map (db m107460) HM
Virginia (Mecklenburg County), Clarksville — F-95 — Prestwould Plantation
The second William Byrd obtained land here about 1730 and named the place "Blue Stone Castle." The estate extended ten miles along Roanoke River. Before the Revolution Sir Peyton Skipwith came into possession and built the present house, which he . . . — Map (db m31866) HM

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