Pocahontas (HM65R)

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

N 37° 26.051', W 77° 19.729'

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Matoaka, nicknamed Pocahontas ("playful one"), the daughter of Powhatan, was born about 1595. At age eleven, she befriended Captain John Smith and later visited the English colonists. In 1613 Samuel Argall kidnapped Pocahontas to use her as a negotiating pawn. According to tradition, she was brought to Henrico Town and cared for by the Rev. Alexander Whitaker. She was baptized and renamed Rebecca, and on 5 April 1614 she married John Rolfe. In 1616, Rolfe and their son Thomas accompanied her to England, where King James I and Queen Anne received her. Preparing to return home, she died at Gravesend, England, in March 1617.
HM NumberHM65R
Marker NumberV 28
Year Placed1995
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293960 N 4145585
Decimal Degrees37.43418333, -77.32881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 26.051', W 77° 19.729'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 26' 3.06" N, 77° 19' 43.74" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3300-3308 VA-5, Henrico VA 23231, US
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