Indian Attack

Indian Attack (HMO1)

Location: Lorton, VA 22079 Fairfax County
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N 38° 41.254', W 77° 12.528'

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To the east, on Dogue Neck, "Certain Unknown Indians" attacked the house of Thomas Barton about 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, 16 June 1700, killing eight persons with "arrowes & Wooden Tommahawkes." The neighboring Piscataway Indians denied making the attack and blamed the Wittowees. The Indians involved probably were angered by colonial encroachment on their land and may have been encouraged by the French. Lt. Col. George Mason wrote Gov. Francis Nicholson that "this murder was the Horrablest that ever was" in present-day Fairfax Co., then part of Stafford Co. Mason increased the number of militia patrols, but the Indians escaped.
HM NumberHMO1
Marker NumberE 80
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307887 N 4284421
Decimal Degrees38.68756667, -77.20880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.254', W 77° 12.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 15.24" N, 77° 12' 31.68" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9917-9999 VA-600, Lorton VA 22079, US
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