Chippokes Plantation State Park
—James River beach —Prior to unloading at Jamestown, the English sailed the James in search of a suitable location. In his account, George Perch recalls crossing to the southern shore on May 5, 1607 at the invitation of a chief he misidentifies as the "Werowance of Rapahanna." In fact, the expedition visited a Quiyoughcohannock village that appears on John Smith's 1612 map. Percy described the Quiyoughcohannock chief, or werowance, "playing on a Flute made of Reed...with two long Feathers in fashion of a paire of Hornes placed in the midst of his Crowne. His body was painted all with Crimson, with a Chaine of Beads about his necke, his face painted blew...and in either eare a Birds Claw."
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|Placed By||Captain John Smith's Trail, James River Association, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 345613 N 4112492|
|Decimal Degrees||37.14608333, -76.73841374|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 8.765', W 76° 44.3048'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 8' 45.9000" N, 76° 44' 18.2895" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 77 State Rte 783, Surry VA 23883, US|
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