Opiscopank (HM1F3H)

Location: Saluda, VA 23149 Middlesex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 37.764', W 76° 34.292'

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Smith's Mystery Town

In 1608, Capt. John Smith mapped Opiscopank near here as an Indian town where a chief lived. Oddly, his narratives did not mention visiting the town or how he learned about it. In 1649, Ralph Wormeley patented 3,200 acres here that included "the Indian Townes of old & new Nimcock, bounded N.W. upon Rosegill Cr." While the Rosegill plantation later became well known, historical records are silent on what became of the Nimcock Indians who lived at the former Opiscopank. Archaeological research found evidence of Middle to Late Woodland Indian habitation at several locations on the former Rosegill plantation.
HM NumberHM1F3H
Marker NumberN 78
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 361327 N 4165858
Decimal Degrees37.62940000, -76.57153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.764', W 76° 34.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 45.84" N, 76° 34' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 227-399 Urbanna Rd, Saluda VA 23149, US
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