Headquarters of Opechancanough

Headquarters of Opechancanough (HMGRF)

Location: Manquin, VA 23106 King William County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 42.701', W 77° 9.027'

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Near here stood the town of Menmend, home of the paramount chief Opechancanough. During Powhatan's reign, Opechancanough was a king of the Pamunkey and a war chief of the Powhatans. He became paramount chief about 1629 when his brother Opitchipam died. Opechancanough organized the attacks of 1622 and 1644 against the English in an attempt to punish them for encroaching on Indian land. He was nearly 100 years old when he was captured after the conflict of 1644. Imprisoned at Jamestown, he was killed when a prison guard shot him in the back. The site of Opechancanough's home on the Pamunkey River has long been called The Island.
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HM NumberHMGRF
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Marker NumberOC 30
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310448 N 4176002
Decimal Degrees37.71168333, -77.15045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 42.701', W 77° 9.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 42' 42.06" N, 77° 9' 1.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2325 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy, Manquin VA 23106, US
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