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Powhatan County established Powhatan Training
School one mile southeast in 1931 to offer upper
level courses to African American students. In
1937 on this site the county built a brick high
school for African Americans at a cost of about
Col Samuel Drake (1787-1863), justice of the peace, coroner, inn owner, militiaman, son of James Drake (1740-96, Revolutionary soldier, Methodist minister & blacksmith of Little Deep Creek), owned 1048 acres, inc Caxamalca Plantation and 18 slaves…
Grant of 850 acres (1713) to French Huguenots Abraham Michaux II b. 1672, Cedent, d. 1717, and wife Susanna Laroche Rochet b. 1667, Sedan, d. 1744, seeking religious freedom. Michaux Grant Plantation (1735), operated by family for 260 years. Famil…
The Church began in 1866 with seventy ex-slaves who met in a private home (Doc Walton), then under a brush arbor, followed by a log cabin church and later in a framed church; this burned in 1898 and was replaced by the present structure. The first…
Capt. Christopher Newport visited here in 1608. The Massinacack Tribe of the Monocan Confederation inhabited this area. Near here are the remains of the once thriving village of Pineville (Michaux) settled by French Huguenots.
Four homes built …
Mosby's TavernBenjamin Mosby operated a tavern on this site as early as 1741 in what was then Goochland County. In 1749 at the formation of Cumberland County, this tavern served as its Courthouse. The sessions were held here until Powhatan County …
(Obverse)Cumberland CountyArea 293 square milesFormed in 1748 from Goochland, and named for the Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II. The earliest call for independence came from this county, April 22, 1776.
Five miles southwest is the Wigwam, the home of William B. Giles, Jefferson's chief lieutenant; United States Senator, 1804-1815, and Governor of Virginia, 1827-1830, an orator and famous political leader. Giles died there, December 4, 1830.
Two and a half miles north, on Dunlora plantation then owned by Mrs. Ann Hickman, the Virginia Baptist Education Society established, in 1830, a school for ministers. This school, under the principalship of Rev. Edward Baptist, M.A., was known loc…
(Obverse) Cumberland CountyArea 293 square milesFormed in 1748 from Goochland, and named for the Duke of Cumberland, second son of King George II. The earliest call for independence came from this county, April 22, 1776.
(Reverse) Powhatan Coun…