Virginia Native Tribes/First Americans

Virginia Native Tribes/First Americans (HM29HV)

Location: Courtland, VA 23837 Southampton County
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N 36° 41.178', W 77° 2.581'

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In 1600, there were approximately 40 tribes in Virginia. Today, the Commonwealth officially recognizes only eleven tribes.

When the Jamestown Settlers arrived in Virginia in 1607, they encountered several Virginia Tribes. The Chesapeake Tribe of Western Tidewater was the first to make contract with these explorers upon their stop at what is now referred to as First Landing (Cape Henry) in Virginia Beach, VA. It is noted that the Chesapeake Indian, (some scholars believe were Iroquoian), were annihilated by the Powhatan Empire because of a suspected trade agreement with explorers.

The Palisade fort, long/round houses and fire pits in this 17th Century area replica is a close facsimile of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Village described by William Byrd upon his visit to what is now Southampton County on April 7 & 8, 1728.

(left map legend, listed here alphabetically)
Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), Cherokee, Manahoac, Meherrin, Mohetan, Monacan, Nahyssam, Occaneechi, Saponi, Tauxenent, Tutelo

(right map legend, listed here alphabetically)
Accohannock, Accomac, Appamattuck, Arrohatock, Chesapeake, Chickahominy, Chiskiack, Cuttatawomen, Eastern Chickahominy, Kecoughtan, Mattaponi, Moraughtacund, Nansemond, Nantaughtacund, Onawmanient, Opiscopank,

Pamunkey, Paspahegh, Patawomeck (Potomac), Piankatank, Pissaseck, Powhatan, Rappahannock, Sekakawton, Tapahanock, Upper Mattaponi, Warraskoyack, Werowocomoco, Weyanock, Wiccocomico, Youghtanund
HM NumberHM29HV
Placed ByCheroenaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 317465 N 4062018
Decimal Degrees36.68630000, -77.04301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 41.178', W 77° 2.581'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 41' 10.68" N, 77° 2' 34.86" W
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Area Code(s)757, 434, 804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Aquia Path, Courtland VA 23837, US
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