Headquarters of Opechancanough

Headquarters of Opechancanough (HMGRF)

Location: Manquin, VA 23106 King William County
Buy Virginia State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 37° 42.701', W 77° 9.027'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
Near here stood the town of Menmend, home of the paramount chief Opechancanough. During Powhatan's reign, Opechancanough was a king of the Pamunkey and a war chief of the Powhatans. He became paramount chief about 1629 when his brother Opitchipam died. Opechancanough organized the attacks of 1622 and 1644 against the English in an attempt to punish them for encroaching on Indian land. He was nearly 100 years old when he was captured after the conflict of 1644. Imprisoned at Jamestown, he was killed when a prison guard shot him in the back. The site of Opechancanough's home on the Pamunkey River has long been called The Island.
Marker NumberOC 30
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:31am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310448 N 4176002
Decimal Degrees37.71168333, -77.15045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 42.701', W 77° 9.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 42' 42.06" N, 77° 9' 1.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2325 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy, Manquin VA 23106, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?