Huguenot Settlement - Manakin-Sabot, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 36.082 W 077° 42.512
18S E 260893 N 4165037
Quick Description: This is one of many markers along Route 6.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2014 1:56:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMN4GP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
The plaque says, "In 1700-1701, Huguenots (French Protestant refugees) settled in this region on land provided to them by the Virginia colony. The Huguenot settlement, known as "Manakin Town" centered at the former site of a Monacan Indian town, located south of the James River. During this period the Monacans and other Indian tribes traded with the settlers. In 1700, the Virginia General Assembly established the King William Parish, which enabled the Huguenots to have their own church, pastor, and set their own parish tithes. Over time the Huguenots obtained individual land grants on both sides of the James River and throughout this region."
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