Cockacoeske (HMH5L)

Location: King William, VA 23086 King William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.797', W 77° 0.338'

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Cockacoeske became the Queen of the Pamunkey after her husband Totopotomoy's death in 1656 fighting as an ally of the English at what became known as the Battle of Bloody Run. She signed the Treaty of Middle Plantation in 1677 in the wake of settler attacks upon friendly Indian tribes during Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. The treaty with the English subtly placed Cockacoeske as leader over certain tribes, defined the Indian tribes as tributaries to the English, and ushered in peaceful relations between the colonists and Indians of the Virginia coastal plain. She reigned until her death about 1686.
HM NumberHMH5L
Marker NumberOC 29
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323139 N 4172198
Decimal Degrees37.67995000, -77.00563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.797', W 77° 0.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 47.82" N, 77° 0' 20.28" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20487 King William Rd, King William VA 23086, US
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