April 30, 2010

Old Well House at Westover

"Indian Well House"

"Legend says that this dry well was connected to the tunnel which exits at the riverbank to provide a way to escape Indian attacks. Six people were killed on Westover in the 1622 Indian massacre."

The number of people listed as killed is in disagreement with the newer sign seen in a previous post and in this list from Jamestown records which lists two men killed at Westover. However, there were two other small settlements that were associated with this one and two men were killed at each; thus the total of six. The three plantations were owned by three brothers with the surname "West."

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