VHS_141227_34
Existing comment:
Werowocomoco:
The site of Werowocomoco is located nearby at Purtan Bay. This Algonquian Indian settlement was the center of power of the Powhatan paramount chiefdom when the English established James Fort in 1607. Captain John Smith was brought to Werowocomoco as a captive in December 1607 where he met the Powhatan leader Wahunsonacock and his daughter Pocahontas. Archaeologists working closely with present-day members of Virginia Indian tribes investigated the site from 2002 to 2010. They documented that Werowocomoco was an extensive settlement, including trenches defining an area of restricted access or sacred space, from the 13th century through the early 17th century.

This is a copy of the Virginia historical marker that tells people why Werowocomoco is so important. The highway marker will soon be erected close to the site of Werowocomoco in Gloucester County. You have probably seen other state historical markers around Virginia. Today, there are more than 2,400 different ones along highways and in towns. The very first historical markers were erected in 1927.
Modify description