The Hand Site

The Hand Site (HM1576)

Location: Franklin, VA 23851
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 38.643', W 77° 1.826'

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East of here near the Nottoway River stood a Late Woodland Indian settlement occupied intermittently circa A.D. 700 to 1650, and long claimed by the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway). Excavated in the 1960s, occupation phases included features such as a fortified town and burials. In an area flanked by Iroquoian Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) and Meherrin to the north- and southwest, and by Algonquian Weyanoke, Nansemond, and Chowanoke tribes to the northeast and south, the site shows influences from both linguistic groups which may indicate both trade and use by different groups at different times. Archaeologists also found 17th century European iron scissors and hand wrought nails.
HM NumberHM1576
Marker NumberU 116
Year Placed2011
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318490 N 4057306
Decimal Degrees36.64405000, -77.03043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 38.643', W 77° 1.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 38' 38.58" N, 77° 1' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28100-28156 State Rte 671, Franklin VA 23851, US
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