N 37° 08.015 W 076° 53.154
18S E 332485 N 4111355
Quick Description: Richard Pace rowed across the James River to Jamestown to warn of a possible attack.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2007 2:05:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM16D2
Nearby to the north, Richard Pace and his family received a land patent in Dec. 1620 establishing Pace's Paines plantation. In response to English expansion into Indian lands, such as occurred at Pace's Paines and elsewhere, Chief Opechancanough planned a 22 Mar. 1622 coordinated offensive on English settlements. Prior to the event, Pace learned about the impending affair from a Virginia Indian living with him. Pace rowed a boat across the James River to Jamestown and told Gov. Sir Francis Wyatt of the danger. Jamestown was not attacked, but many residents of outlying plantations died in the conflict.
Marker Number: K 224
Marker Title: Pace's Paines
Marker Location: Rt. 10 just north of Surry
County or Independent City: Surry County
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Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources, 2005
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