Wowinchapuncke (HMHHP)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 15.889', W 76° 52.331'

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Wowinchapuncke was the chief of the PaspaheghIndians when the English established Jamestownin the tribe's territory in 1607. He consistentlyresisted the English intrusion, earning bothrespect and hostility from Jamestown leaders.Captured and imprisoned at Jamestown, heescaped, and the English retaliated by killingseveral Paspahegh men. After the Englishdestroyed a Paspahegh town in August 1610and executed Wowinchapuncke's wife andchildren, he continued to harass the Englishuntil he was killed in a skirmish near Jamestownin February 1611. In 1991, the archaeologicalremains of a large Paspahegh community nearhere were excavated.
Marker NumberV 52
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 333992 N 4125892
Decimal Degrees37.26481667, -76.87218333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 15.889', W 76° 52.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 15' 53.34" N, 76° 52' 19.86" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1350 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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