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Powhatan Stone

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Joshua J. Mark
by Historical Marker Database
published on 25 February 2021
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The Powhatan Stone, a historical marker erected by the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities in Chimborazo Park, Richmond, Virginia, USA.

It was placed by the Mayo family of Richmond who once owned the property where the stone was found. The stone was said to have been decorated with Native American symbols and was thought to have been part of the home (or at least village) of Chief Powhatan (l. c. 1547 - c. 1618 CE), leader of the Powhatan Confederacy who once controlled the region of Virginia. The stone was a local tourist attraction and prized possession of the Mayo family who transferred ownership of it to the City of Richmond in 1911 CE when the Mayo family property was sold. The reference to "Powhatan Seat" on the stone is to the Powhatan village of Werowocomoco, the early capital of the Powhatan Confederacy, thought to have been located by the York River in Richmond near the Mayo's family home. The actual site of the village was located in 2003 CE further away.

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Database, H. M. (2021, February 25). Powhatan Stone. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13477/powhatan-stone/

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