Chief Powhatan

Chief Powhatan (HM244F)

Location: Henrico, VA 23233 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 39.337', W 77° 37.113'

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c.1540 to 1618

He was called Wahunsonacock. The paramount chief of 30 tribes that inhabited over 6000 square miles of Virgini's coastal lands. The father of Pocahontas and the authority who dealt with the first Jamestown colonists. He will always be remembered as one of the most powerful leaders from a virgin land that we now call Virginia.

The Powhatan Column is dedicated to the Virginia Indian tribes:

Chickahominy Tribe
Eastern Chickahominy Tribe
Mattaponi Tribe
Nansemond Tribe
Pamunkey Tribe
Rappahannock Tribe
Upper Mattoponi Tribe

Special thanks go to the Virginia Council on Indians for their guidance in designing this column.
HM NumberHM244F
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Date Added Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 269006 N 4170832
Decimal Degrees37.65561667, -77.61855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 39.337', W 77° 37.113'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 39' 20.22" N, 77° 37' 6.78" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11813 W Broad St, Henrico VA 23233, US
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