Cherished Homeland Historical

Cherished Homeland Historical (HM1TGW)

Location: Accokeek, MD 20607 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 41.712', W 77° 3.947'

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Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

—Piscataway National Park —

This place has been the heart of the Piscataway people's homeland for many centuries. Their leader's town, Moyaone, was located here when John Smith and his crew visited in June 1608.

Smith did not write much about the Piscataway, except that the people of Moyaone welcomed them. However, Father Andrew White, a missionary arriving with English settlers in 1634, described the people whose territory extended over much of southern Maryland. He met the Piscataway leader at "as noble a seat as could be wished, and as good ground as I suppose is in all Europe."

Piscataway people still live in this area and have strong ties to this land. They meet here for ceremonies and gatherings.

" Moyaone, Nacotchtant, and Toags the people did their best to content us." Captain John Smith, The General History of Virginia, 1624.

(Inscription to the left of the map) Smith's map shows the town of Moyaons, now Moyaone, which was the ancestral home of the Piscataway people.

Experience the Captain John Smith Trail in many ways at Piscataway Park:
*Learn more about the Piscataway people and their connection to this special place by visiting *Visit the National Colonial Farm in the park to see how early English colonists might have lived after Smith's explorations
opened the way to settlement. *Fish the Potomac, described by John Smith as having"better fish, more plenty." And more variety than the explorers found elsewhere. *Access the Potomac and nearby Piscataway Creek from the park's dock and kayak launch.
Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320346 N 4284978
Decimal Degrees38.69520000, -77.06578333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.712', W 77° 3.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 42.72" N, 77° 3' 56.82" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3599 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek MD 20607, US
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