Rassawek (HML4H)

Location: Columbia, VA 23038 Fluvanna County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.759', W 78° 10.823'

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Rassawek, the principal town of the Monacan Indians, stood nearby, according to Capt. John Smith's 1612 map of Virginia. Several smaller satellite villages were located within a few miles of Rassawek. The Monacans, who belonged to the Siouan language group and were enemies of the Powhatans to the east, occupied Virginia's Piedmont until the expanding English colony pushed them to the west and south. A century after the founding of Jamestown in 1607, only remnants of the tribe survived. Monacan descendants live today near Bear Mountain in Amherst County.
HM NumberHML4H
Marker NumberGA 34
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 748375 N 4183225
Decimal Degrees37.76265000, -78.18038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.759', W 78° 10.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 45.54" N, 78° 10' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 43 Unnamed Road, Columbia VA 23038, US
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