Encounter at the Fall Line

Encounter at the Fall Line (HM4R0)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Country: United States of America

N 38° 19.096', W 77° 28.058'

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John Smith's meeting with the Mannahoacks

In August of 1608, Captain John Smith and his crew explored the lower Rappahannock from the Chesapeake Bay to a point just upstream from this location. Soon after landing, the group was attacked by Mannahoack Indians, a Siouan people who were gathered at a large fishing camp along the River. The English opened fire and all of the Indians fled except for one bowman, named Amoroleck, who was wounded. Mosco, an Indian interpreter hired for the trip, gathered information from Amoroleck which Smith later used to develop a map of the upper Rappahannock.
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HM NumberHM4R0
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:26pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284272 N 4244009
Decimal Degrees38.31826667, -77.46763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.096', W 77° 28.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 5.76" N, 77° 28' 3.48" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15025 Old Mill Park Access to Heritage Trail, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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