Pocahontas

Pocahontas (HMY8)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.805', W 76° 46.799'

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Matoaka, nicknamed Pocahontas ("mischievous one"), the daughter of Powhatan, was born about 1597. She served as an emissary for her father and came to Jamestown often in 1608. In 1613, Samuel Argall kidnapped Pocahontas while she visited the Patawomecks on the Potomac River. Argall hoped to exchange her for English prisoners and brought her to Jamestown. During lengthy negotiations, Pocahontas married John Rolfe in 1614, credited with developing Virginia's first marketable tobacco crop. Pocahontas took the baptismal name Rebecca. In 1616, she traveled with Rolfe and their son, Thomas, to England where King James I and Queen Anne received her. She died at Gravesend, England, in March 1617.
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HM NumberHMY8
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Marker NumberV-45
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:42pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342095 N 4121881
Decimal Degrees37.23008333, -76.77998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.805', W 76° 46.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 48.30" N, 76° 46' 47.94" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000-2048 VA-31, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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