George Thorpe

George Thorpe (HM65J)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 26.033', W 77° 19.75'

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On April 3, 1620, The London Company hired George Thorpe to manage the land and tenants for the proposed "university and college" on 11,000 acres on the north bank of the James River above Henrico Town. The agricultural activities of the tenants supported the school, which was established to Christianize American Indian children and introduce them to English culture. Indian attackers killed Thorpe and 347 Virginia colonists on March 22, 1622 at the beginning of the Anglo-Powhatan War. The event brought an end to early efforts to establish a university and college in Henrico.
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HM NumberHM65J
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Marker NumberHC-14
Year Placed2000
Placed ByCounty of Henrico
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 8:54pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293928 N 4145553
Decimal Degrees37.43388333, -77.32916667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.033', W 77° 19.75'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 1.98" N, 77° 19' 45.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3301-3345 VA-5, Henrico VA 23231, US
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