Yeopim, A-47
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N 36° 22.654 W 076° 05.155
18S E 402595 N 4026374
Quick Description: Reservation established for Yeopim Indians in 1704; sold after 1739. Northern boundary nearby; village was 2 miles S.E.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2007 5:49:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM1Q04
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member drmellow
Views: 58

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Yeopim
Reservation established for Yeopim Indians in 1704; sold after 1739. Northern boundary nearby; village was 2 miles S.E.

This historical marker is located on US 158 at SR 1149 (Indian Town Road) south of Shawboro. It was erected in 1954.

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has an essay on Yeopim, from which the following is excerpted:

The Yeopim Indians were small in number but played important roles in North Carolina history. Part of the Algonquian linguistic group, the Yeopim inhabited the present counties of Camden, Currituck, Perquimans, and Pasquotank. Their numbers in 1700 were estimated at 200 but by mid-century the tribe had ceased to exist in any significant numbers in North Carolina. Captain Philip Amadas in 1584 encountered Yeopim and other related Weapemeoc Indians while scouting for a suitable site for the first Roanoke colony. In 1660 Kiscutanewh, King of the Yeopim, granted a tract of land to Nathaniel Batts and in 1662 another tract to George Durant. These were the first deeds for land in North Carolina (Batts’s was recorded in Virginia.)

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Marker Name: A-47: Yeopim

Marker Type: Roadside

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