American Indians of the Potomac River

American Indians of the Potomac River (HM17OT)

Location: Great Falls, VA 22066 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 1.073', W 77° 14.734'

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Riverbend Park

— Potomac River Gorge Interpretive Trail —

Prehistoric people arrived along the shores of the Potomac River some 13,000 years ago. Slowly they transformed from semi-nomadic hunters into farmers and fishermen. Eventually, a group called the Nacotchtanks became the dominant tribe of the Washington D.C. area.

The Potomac River was a heavily traveled trade route by American Indians. In fact the word Nacotchtank translates to mean "at the trading town."
HM NumberHM17OT
Placed ByFairfax County Park Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 305590 N 4321160
Decimal Degrees39.01788333, -77.24556667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 1.073', W 77° 14.734'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 1' 4.38" N, 77° 14' 44.04" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 36641 Potomac Heritage Trail, Great Falls VA 22066, US
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