Pocahontas Island

Pocahontas Island (HM1O1X)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.194', W 77° 24.097'

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The town of Pocahontas, established in 1752, became part of Petersburg in 1784. By 1860, more members of the city's large free African American community lived here than in any other neighborhood. Their work in tobacco factories and on wharves fueled the bustling Appomattox River trade. Residents likely used their access to the river to help enslaved blacks escape via the Underground Railroad. After the Civil War, Pocahontas attracted many emancipated African Americans. A tornado left widespread damage in 1993. The Jarratt House, ca. 1819, at 808-810 Logan Street, is the oldest standing structure. Archaeological evidence indicates Native American occupation of this area as early as 6500 BC.
HM NumberHM1O1X
Marker NumberQA 35
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 9:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286960 N 4123818
Decimal Degrees37.23656667, -77.40161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.194', W 77° 24.097'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 11.64" N, 77° 24' 5.82" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 65-99 Joseph Jenkins Roberts St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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