May 25, 2012

Powhatan Stone At Chimborazo Park

Richmond, Virginia

This marker is affixed to a large stone in Chimborazo Park. It refers to a belief that a Powhatan Indian village once stood beside the James River in present-day Richmond, giving its name to a colonial-era residence in 1726.
Powhatan Stone
An old Indian stone removed from and now overlooking “Powhatan Seat” a royal residence of King Powhatan when Captain John Smith and his fellow “Adventurers” made the first permanent English settlement in this country at Jamestown, Virginia 1607.

“Powhatan Seat” was the residence from 1726-1865 of the ancestors of Peter H. Mayo by whose daughters this stone was presented to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.

Views Looking Down from Chimborazo Hill

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