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Werowocomoco’s history commemorated in new marker

About 30 people gathered in what will become the old Tucker Store Pocket Park adjacent to the Gloucester Court Circle on Saturday morning to celebrate the unveiling and dedication of the new Werowocomoco state historical marker.

The state historical marker highlights the site of the Algonquian Indian settlement, which was the only place where paramount chief Powhatan, his daughter Pocahontas and Captain John Smith crossed paths.

The historical marker has been a long time coming, according to Julie Langan, director of Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources and State Historic Preservation Officer. During her remarks on Saturday, Langan said the DHR has had a long association with Werowocomoco, which is situated on Purtan Bay along the banks of the York River. “We have a deep and abiding love for this natural historic property,” she said. 

The unveiling of the historical marker comes a week after it was announced that the 264-acre historical site of Werowoco...

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