Powhatan County, Virginia
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Powhatan County, Virginia

The Virginia General Assembly created Powhatan County in May 1777, out of Cumberland County.  Chief Powhatan, the father of Pocohantas, was the inspiration of its name.
The area was inhabited by Native Americans before the arrival of Europeans in the 17th century. Some of these were the Monacan Tribe, of Siouan heritage.
A group of French Huguenot refugees looking to escape religious persecution, arrived around the turn of the 18th century.  Due to the harsh conditions though,
of the 390 French who settled at Manakin Town, only 150 lived there by 1705.
For the first two years after the county was formed, Mosby Tavern served as the Powhatan County courthouse. When a new courthouse was built in 1778, the immediate area was named "Scottville" after General Charles Scott, a Revolutionary War soldier.  The courthouse area was later named Powhatan
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Populated Areas
There don't appear to be any incorporated towns or cities.


Ballsville * Beaumont * Belona * Chestnut Oaks * Clayville * Dorset * Fine Creek Mills * Flat Rock * Genito *
Goode Crossing * Hatchers * Hideaway Lake * Holly Hills * Huguenot * Huguenot Springs * Jefferson *
Lilburn * Macon * Michaux * Moseley * Pilkinton * Plain View * Powhatan * Provost * Red Lane *
Smiths Crossroads * Subletts * Tobaccoville * Trenholm * Worshams


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Website Updates:
June 2016;  bio for HOBSON
Feb 2016: marriage announcements for TURPIN-LAPRADE, WREN-SAMPSON, BARLOW-METZ, DAVIS-SWAN, BERRY-DOTY, LIPSCOMB-HART, BERGUNDTHAL - DORSEY


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