Basse's Choice

Basse's Choice (HM14G)

Location: Smithfield, VA 23430 Isle of Wight County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 0.832', W 76° 38.053'

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In Nov. 1621, Capt. Nathaniel Basse received a grant of 300 acres of land, now known as Basse's Choice, located nearby. It was one of the first English settlements in Isle of Wight County, though humans had lived there more than 5000 years. On Mar. 1622, during the Powhatan-English War of 1622-1632, attacks coordinated by Chief Opechancanough struck various English settlements including Basse's Choice. Basse was in England when this event occurred. He resettled the region by 1624, when twenty people lived there. Basse later served in the House of Burgesses and was appointed to the governor's council in Mar. 1630.
HM NumberHM14G
Marker NumberK-242
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:47pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 354614 N 4097659
Decimal Degrees37.01386667, -76.63421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.832', W 76° 38.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 49.92" N, 76° 38' 3.18" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9281-9291 VA-10 BUS, Smithfield VA 23430, US
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