Uttamusack (HMH5S)

Location: West Point, VA 23181 King William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 34.547', W 76° 50.561'

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Nearby on the Pamunkey River was the location of paramount chief Powhatan's primary temple site, Uttamusack, the spiritual center of the Powhatan Indians. On the site stood a holy house for Powhatan, and two additional temples also used for ceremonies. Seven priests, who also served as councillors to the paramount chief, cared for the house and temples. Only priests and chiefs were allowed in or near the holy houses. No further information about Uttamusack was recorded after 1609 in colonial records, when Powhatan moved his primary residence from Werowocomoco on the York River to Orapax on the Chickahominy River.
HM NumberHMH5S
Marker NumberOC 31
Year Placed2005
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 337282 N 4160344
Decimal Degrees37.57578333, -76.84268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.547', W 76° 50.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 32.82" N, 76° 50' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33448-33466 King William Rd, West Point VA 23181, US
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