Meherrin Indians

Meherrin Indians (HM1575)

Location: Freeman, VA 23856 Greensville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 45.441', W 77° 39.385'

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The Meherrin Indians lived in the coastal plain of Virginia and North Carolina along the Meherrin River. They farmed and hunted and spoke a language, Meherrin, that belonged to the Iroquoian language family. The Meherrin remained relatively undisturbed by the English settlements, until about 1650 when trading in furs increased their contact with settlers. By 1680 the Meherrin had become official tribute-paying subjects of the Virginia colony that temporarily gave them a protected land base around their villages. By the early 18th century members of the Meherrin had migrated along the Meherrin River to near the fork where it joins the Chowan River in North Carolina.
HM NumberHM1575
Marker NumberS-72
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 262869 N 4071245
Decimal Degrees36.75735000, -77.65641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 45.441', W 77° 39.385'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 45' 26.46" N, 77° 39' 23.10" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6634-6700 Pleasant Shade Dr, Freeman VA 23856, US
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