Mowhemcho-Manakin Town

Mowhemcho-Manakin Town (HMDY2)

Location: Midlothian, VA 23113 Powhatan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.942', W 77° 42.535'

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Near here stood the Monacan Indian town of Mowhemcho, noted on John Smith's map of 1612. The Monacan homeland encompassed much of Virginia's Piedmont. In 1670, Indian townspeople welcomed explorer John Lederer's party with celebratory "volleys of shot". Colonists destroyed the town and most of the Indian people were killed. French Huguenots settled here in 1700, and Monacan survivors visited them at the site., then called Manakin Town, to trade. By 1722, the Monacan had moved west, along the James River. Today, the Monacan Indian headquarters is just north of the James, near Lynchburg.
HM NumberHMDY2
Marker NumberO 3
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 260745 N 4161080
Decimal Degrees37.56570000, -77.70891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.942', W 77° 42.535'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 56.52" N, 77° 42' 32.10" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 903-999 VA-711, Midlothian VA 23113, US
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