Powhatan (HMAMS)

Location: Henrico, VA 23231 Henrico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 29.802', W 77° 24.303'

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In this vicinity is believed to be the birthplace of Wahunsunacock, better known as Powhatan. A village stood nearby that also bore the name Powhatan. By the time the English arrived in 1607, Powhatan was acknowledged as the paramount chief of about 30 districts, with more than 150 villages. His dominions, called Tsenacomoco, stretched approximately to the Potomac River in the north and to the fall line of the rivers to the west, and from just south of the James River eastward to the Atlantic Ocean. Powhatan played a leading role in early relations between the English and the Virginia Indians and was the father of Pocahontas. He died in April 1618.
Marker NumberV 49
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 2:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287391 N 4152692
Decimal Degrees37.49670000, -77.40505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.802', W 77° 24.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 48.12" N, 77° 24' 18.18" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6151-6181 Osborne Turnpike, Henrico VA 23231, US
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