Powhatan

Powhatan (HMAMS)

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

N 37° 29.802', W 77° 24.303'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 138 views
Inscription
In this vicinity is believed to be the birthplace of Wahunsunacock, better known as Powhatan. A village stood nearby that also bore the name Powhatan. By the time the English arrived in 1607, Powhatan was acknowledged as the paramount chief of about 30 districts, with more than 150 villages. His dominions, called Tsenacomoco, stretched approximately to the Potomac River in the north and to the fall line of the rivers to the west, and from just south of the James River eastward to the Atlantic Ocean. Powhatan played a leading role in early relations between the English and the Virginia Indians and was the father of Pocahontas. He died in April 1618.
Details
HM NumberHMAMS
Tags
Marker NumberV 49
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:24am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287391 N 4152692
Decimal Degrees37.49670000, -77.40505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.802', W 77° 24.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 48.12" N, 77° 24' 18.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6151-6181 Osborne Turnpike, Henrico VA 23231, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?