Pace's Paines
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member VirginiaSeeker
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
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 87

Long Description:
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

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources, 2005

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